Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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An Endowment-wide initiative to promote understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.
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Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from 1935 to 1975.
The first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of American sport, leisure, and national identity with the history of Jewish integration into American life.
From Bikutsi to Reggaeton: Explore the culture and history of contemporary Africa and the African diaspora through music.
Read, watch, and hear testimony from those who witnessed World War II from the battlefield and the homefront, and explore teacher resources and lesson plans built around Ken Burns' documentary series
This online exhibition chronicles the complex history of the Chinese in America, from the early days of the China trade to the history of Chinese immigration and the life of Chinese Americans.
Explore 350 years of Jewish American history and share your own family’s stories and traditions online.
Browse the vast collection of poetry and letters written by America’s most influential poet, complemented by biographical summaries, audio recordings, and contemporaneous reviews of his work.
An online resource of educational materials and modules for teaching the history of women in the world.
Lecture Date: July 30, 2015
Library Program Date: July 31, 2015
Lecture Date: August 1, 2015
Exhibition Date: August 3, 2015
Exhibition Date: August 3, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Cool is still cool. The word, the emotional style, and that whole flavor of cultural cachet remains ascendant after more than half a century.
A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.
Two souls on fire fought for justice
Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American.
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
America's greatest personal essayist was more than a little shy and intensely self-conscious.
On letters, diaries, and other records of the American story at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker.
How to turn language, the core operating system of the humanities, into numbers . . .
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.
Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.
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