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Featured Projects: Federal/State Partnership

River of Slavery, River of Freedom
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Finally free: an Ohio summer teacher institute and a family’s 162-year-old court battle for freedom

A presenter at a 2011 summer teacher institute supported by the Ohio Humanities Council led to her involvement with the April 6, 2012 court case that closed a 162-year-old case of seven freed slave children who had been kidnapped back into slavery.

Posted: June 28, 2012
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities: 40 Years
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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities celebrates its 40th anniversary with a major report

This report "reflects 40 years of groundbreaking investment—of both public and private dollars—and impact" throughout Louisiana.

Posted: June 18, 2012
Indiana Humanities' "Spirit of Competition" exhibition
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Join the team. See Indiana Humanities' "Spirit of Competition" traveling exhibition

Is there any aspect of your life that doesn't have some element of competition in it? Indiana Humanities thinks that there probably isn't.

Posted: May 30, 2012
Maryland Humanities Council 2012 Chautauqua characters. Drawings by Tom Chalkley
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A little history for the summer. Six weeks of patriotic holidays.

Memorial Day, celebrated in 2012 on May 28, begins six weeks of patriotic celebrations that carry through to the Fourth of July festivities.

Posted: May 24, 2012
Elvis Presley with fans in Hawai'i
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We Go Jam in Hawai'i

Hawai'i Council for the Humanities sponsors an anthology that celebrates the music of Hawai'i through the "voices" of the islands' leading writers and musicians.

Posted: May 16, 2012
Teens in 2011's Idea Lab
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Introducing Idea Lab

What do you get when you combine two popular programs for Oregon students and teachers? Oregon Humanities' Idea Lab.

Posted: May 9, 2012
A student looking at one of the donated books from Project Turn the Page
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Project Turn the Page books delivered in Alabama

Following the devastating tornadoes of April 2011, The Alabama Humanities Foundation launched Project Turn the Page, delivering over 2,000 books to local schools and libraries damaged by the storms.

Posted: April 24, 2012
May Sarton
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Maine Celebrates May Sarton

Writer May Sarton will be honored at a symposium celebrating the centennial of her birth.

Posted: April 20, 2012
Ojibwe woman with container of wild rice, 1940.
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Treaties Still Matter in Minnesota

"I understand what you want... from the few words I have heard you speak. You want land."

Posted: April 4, 2012
Henry Outlaw (left) and Luther Brown created the Emmett Till exhibit
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Remembering Emmett Till and the Spark that Lit the Civil Rights Movement

The Emmett Till story is more than the brutal murder of a 14 year old African American boy in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950s. ... It is the story of a spark that ignited the fires of the Civil Rights Movement.

Posted: March 20, 2012