The 2022 Manatt-Phelps Lecture was held on November 2, 2022 in Stephens Auditorium. It featured Nikole Hannah-Jones, Iowa native and creator of the 1619 Project. The event was very successful, drawing a crowd of 1500. For more details, read the great recap by Shreya Varrier that appeared in the Iowa State Daily.

The Des Moines Register has an opinion piece about the 1619 Project and her Manatt-Phelps Lecture that can be read here.

Left to right: Kathleen Manatt, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Thomas Phelps, Beth Phelps
The Manatt and Phelps Families. Left to right: Sarah Deschamps, Wolfram Anders, Kathleen Manatt, Michele Manatt, Beth Phelps, and Thomas Phelps