Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith named Jefferson Lecturer

Actress, playwright, and professor to deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Little Italy, New York City, 1950s

Arrivederci Italia

NEH-supported series The Italian Americans airs on PBS February 17 & 24
illustration of two girls sitting at piano, playing it

What Is Music?

An ethnomusicologist says he is not sure
August Wilson

August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand

NEH-funded documentary on the life and legacy of the man some call America’s Shakespeare premieres February 20 on PBS.
W. E. B. Du Bois, son Burghardt, wife Nina, 1898.

W.E.B. Du Bois in Cyberspace

The complete papers of W.E.B. Du Bois are now available online, digitized through an NEH grant

Explore the Humanities

Websites, apps, and digital projects supported by NEH grants

Humanities Magazine

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of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Cézanne self-portrait