Jay Smith’s RMH Speech

When I got off the phone with Allen Sack, after he had informed me that I was the recipient of this year’s Robert Maynard Hutchins award, my first sensation was one of humility. So many past winners of this award have been truly heroic figures, people whose risk-taking and fortitude I have personally found inspiring and intimidating. I have seen up close what Mary Willingham has endured, but virtually all previous Hutchins award winners have suffered serious indignities at the hands of their respective institutions…

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Watch the Video from the Awards Ceremony below: