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The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Sidney Awards

Wed, Sep 10, 2014
Post and Courier Wins September Sidney for Investigation of South Carolina’s Domestic Homicide Crisis

Post and Courier

The grave of Detra Rainey and her four children, who were shot to death by her husband in 2006 in North Charleston.



The entry deadline for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest will be January 30, 2015.


The deadline for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest will be January 9, 2015.

New and Notable

On September 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted "Your Shirt Off Their Backs," a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

In case you missed "Stuck in Segregation" at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein's "Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education" here.

Hillman hosted a preview screening of Slavery By Another Name with author Douglas Blackmon and director Sam Pollard, moderated by Gerry Hudson. Read about it here. See video of Q&A here.

E.J. Dionne received a special Hillman Award for Career Achievement. Photos and acceptance speech here.