Kennan Institute Director Blair Ruble was awarded the Public Scholar in the Humanities Award by the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. for his book Washington's U Street: A Biography. Dr. Ruble spoke at a panel with fellow honorees, including the local proprietors of Ben's Chili Bowl, Lee's Flower and Card Shop, and Sorg Architects.

Please see the blog "14th & You" for a write-up of the awards ceremony. Additionally, for more information on the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., please visit http://www.wdchumanities.org/.