The Center became a reality in 2012 when entrepreneur and influential business leader Mannie Jackson announced the creation of the Mannie Jackson Endowment and Center for the Humanities, and pledged $200,000 to the endowment during a book signing event at Lewis and Clark’s N.O. Nelson Campus in Edwardsville.
Since then, nearly $7 million has been raised to support the Center’s vision, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 16, 2014.
The Center brings together diverse audiences and humanities programming through lectures, readings, dialogues, public service opportunities and humanities programs, and, even without a physical presence, has already sponsored a number of cultural awareness events and programs through Lewis and Clark’s campuses.
Visit www.lc.edu/manniejackson to learn more about the Center at Lewis and Clark Community College.
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