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E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?
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Moving beyond political paralysis with Mass Humanities

For their 10th annual symposium, Mass Humanities starts a dialogue on political paralysis with E Pluribus Paralysis: Can We Make Our Democracy Work?

Posted: October 25, 2013
Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki`i
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Crossing Cultures: the Art of Manga in Hawai'i

This fall, the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities supported exhibition Crossing Cultures: the Art of Manga in Hawai’i explores Hawaiian manga and its cross-cultural influences.

Posted: September 12, 2013
Lincoln Memorial Statue by Daniel Chester French, Washington, DC
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Let Freedom Ring "from the Prodigious Hilltops of New Hampshire"

On August 28, 1963 at 3 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, "I have a dream."

Posted: August 27, 2013
James Stovall Morris, LIGHTENING, ca. 1940
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New Mexico Art Through Time

"It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico" is on exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art through November 20, 2013. Both this exhibition and the accompanying book, New Mexico Art Through Time. Preshitory to the Present, by Joseph Traugott, were supported by the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Posted: August 6, 2013
Reading Frederick Douglass in Boston, MA
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Reading Frederick Douglass

This Fourth of July, Mass Humanities asks you to take a moment to reflect on the state of democracy at home before diving in to your hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks.

Posted: July 3, 2013
Overflow crowd at Colorado Humanities' High Plains Chautauqua
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Humanities' secret mission: creating safe places to talk

The shared study of all the humanities disciplines builds bridges across aisles that have worn into chasms. "It’s the secret mission of all our programming," I told Edie Manza during Colorado Humanities' recent self-assessment and review site visit. “We create safe places for difficult conversations.”

Posted: June 4, 2013
Veterans Voices event poster
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Group Readings give Veterans a Voice in Texas

This Memorial Day, Humanities Texas will welcome veterans, their family and friends, and the general public to participate in group readings of ancient Greek texts at the Byrne-Reed House.

Posted: May 24, 2013
Jim Leach and Carole Watson with 10 new council executives
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Federal/State Partnership hosts ten new state humanities council executives

The often annual new EDs orientation hosted by Federal/State Partnership and the Federation of State Humanities Councils gives those of us in Federal/State Partnership the opportunity to get acquainted with the new executives, to introduce them to the staff and work of NEH, to talk about ways we partner with the councils, and to provide a setting for brainstorming and good conversation. One of our goals is to create a cadre of directors who will come to know each other well as friends and colleagues.

Posted: May 14, 2013
Black and White Photographic Portrait of Thomas Wolfe
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Lecture on Thomas Wolfe brings cross-council collaboration

Cross-country collaboration brings the state humanities councils in Idaho and North Carolina together to help celebrate the work of Thomas Wolfe.

Posted: May 9, 2013
Utah and Colorado suffrage leaders
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Utah Humanities Council honors Utah's women

Utah's women have lived up to Eleanor Roosevelt's comment that, "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

Posted: March 28, 2013