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

NEH Matters

We serve and strengthen our Nation through support for the humanities.

Explore the Humanities

Websites, apps, and digital projects supported by NEH grants

Library Program Date: February 26, 2015

Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire

Chatauqua Date: February 27, 2015

Reverend Newton Bush: Terrible Price for Freedom

Chatauqua Date: February 28, 2015

The Secret Life of Henry VIII

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Cézanne self-portrait