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Featured Projects: Federal/State Partnership

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
Super Kids, Super Welcome: Congratulations Hamilton County
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Super Bowl, Super Council

On February 5, 2012, the city of Indianapolis, Indiana played host to Super Bowl XLVI and thanks to Indiana Humanities, this year's game lead to an unlikely partnership...humanities and football.

Posted: February 7, 2012
Looking out over mountains in Afghanistan from the back of a cargo plane
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A Distant Vision of A Country, A People in North Carolina

These images are humbling enough to make you forget, for a moment, the reality of war. The photographs sharp with razor wire help you remember.

Posted: December 8, 2011
Woman playing an accordion
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California Squeezebox Stories

Think the accordion, or the squeezebox, is all about the Polka? Think again. Squeezebox Stories, a radio documentary hosted by Marco Werman of PRI's The World, tackles the cultural, social, and musical history of the people's instrument, the accordion.

Posted: October 27, 2011
Storefront of Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, NC, set up for a program
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Making the Past Present at Elsewhere

Faced with 58 years of accumulated inventory and collections in his grandmother’s former second hand shop, George Scheer reacted in a way not many in his position would by declaring “Nothing for Sale!

Posted: September 28, 2011