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Featured Projects: Federal/State Partnership

"Our Banner in the Sky" (ca. 1861 attributed to Frederic Church)

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A Fire Never Extinguished: How the Civil War Continues to Shape Civic and Cultural Life in America

Every week since October 15, 2010, the Vermont Humanities Council has emailed subscribers The Civil War Book of Days, an account of events in the Civil War 150 years ago that week. All issues are collected online.

Posted: October 23, 2014
State humanities council programs for and about immigrants

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State Humanities Council Approaches to Serving Immigrants and to Telling Their State’s Migration Stories

The material collected in the attached PDF is a sampling of the work state humanities councils do for their states’ immigrant and diverse communities and the ways they approach migration and immigration history and culture.

Posted: October 23, 2014
United States and jurisdictions

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State Humanities Councils and the Contexts in Which They Work

Inspired by the theme of the 2013 Federation conference, Federal/State Partnership undertook a study of the contexts in which councils work.

Posted: October 22, 2014
Healing the Warrior's Heart

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Healing the Warrior's Heart

Healing the Warrior’s Heart examines the emotional trauma of war, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. Native Americans have long understood that helping warriors heal emotionally and spiritually is key to maintaining a healthy society. Within many tribal communities, tradition bearers continue to use ceremonies, prayers, and sacred objects to help returning warriors reintegrate into society, reconnect with the natural world, and cope with the guilt, shame, and fears they bring home with them.

Posted: October 21, 2014
Journalist Roxana Saberi at Game Changer

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Between Two Worlds: America and the Middle East: the Game Changer series in North Dakota

Journalist Roxana Saberi hosted the state’s first Game Changer Series event on October 9, 2104, in Fargo, ND. Established by the North Dakota Humanities Council, the Game Changer Series is an annual event that focuses on a major event or idea that is significantly changing the face of our world and invites people close to the action to share their stories.

Posted: October 21, 2014
Nebraska Chautauquans

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Historic figures talk Free Land for 2014 Nebraska Chautauqua

For the last two weeks in June, Nebraskans have the opportunity to gather together for evenings of entertainment, history, and community-based heritage thanks to Humanities Nebraska’s Chautauqua program.

Posted: June 26, 2014
"Segregation in Schools is Outlawed," The Russell Daily News, May 17, 1954

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StoryCorps comes to Topeka, Kansas

The Kansas Humanities Council helps bring StoryCorps to Topeka in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling. 

Posted: April 9, 2014
World premiere of Ken Burns's THE ADDRESS

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Vermont Humanities Council announces the world premiere of Ken Burns's "The Address"

Ken Burns's The Address will have its world premiere April 2nd at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, Vermont. This special event will support the Vermont Humanities Council, the Greenwood School, and Latchis Theatre.

Posted: February 25, 2014
Frederick Douglass mural, Washington, DC

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Celebrating Black History Month with State Humanities Councils

Explore some of the events and programs the state humanities councils offer this February for Black History Month.

Posted: January 31, 2014
"We the People" US Constitution section

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Toward a More Perfect Union in Minnesota

Minnesotans are encouraged to join a “community of communities” to talk about the Constitution.

Posted: January 22, 2014