Author-educator Danielle Allen wins $500,000 prize

NEW YORK (AP) — The author and educator Danielle Allen has received a $500,000 prize from the Library of Congress. Allen has won John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Allen is a Harvard University professor whose initiatives include the Democratic Knowledge Project for grades K-16 and whose books include “Our Declaration,” about the Declaration of Independence. Allen will work with the Library on a project to encourage civic participation. Previous winners of the Kluge Prize include John Hope Franklin and Drew Gilpin Faust.