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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
Ask Me Why program image

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"Ask Me Why" says the Illinois Humanities Council

How many times in today's highly interconnected society do we actually listen to what others have to say? Illinois Humanities Council aims to find out with "Ask Me Why."

Posted: September 21, 2011
Kansas Sesquicentennial logo 1861-2011

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Kansas Sesquicentennial: 150 Years in the Making

Amidst the preparations for the celebration of the nation’s Sesquicentennial, Kansas has another reason to commemorate the past 150 years.

Posted: September 21, 2011
Karen Wyatt Drevo as "Maria Rodway: Prarie Pioneer"

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History Comes Alive for Audiences of Nebraska Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau Programs

“This was awesome!”

Posted: September 20, 2011
The Journey of Crazy Horse One Book South Dakota cover

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One Book, Many Readers in South Dakota

Crazy Horse. Legendary American Indian leader. Heroic visionary. One Book South Dakota topic.

Posted: September 19, 2011
After Shock conference logo

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After Shock: Humanities Perspectives on Trauma

The Maine Humanities Council’s nationwide program titled Literature & Medicine sponsored a two-day seminar in Washington, DC that explored humanities perspectives on trauma primarily for health-care providers who work with veterans and others who have suffered trauma.

Posted: September 6, 2011
participants on stage from Searching for Democracy conference

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'Searching for Democracy' in California

The California Council for the Humanities launched Searching for Democracy, a Bridging Cultures initiative, with a kick-off forum and webcast focused on civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy.

Posted: July 12, 2011
Six soldiers in the 4th Vermont Infantry seated in their encampment

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The Civil War by the Numbers in Vermont

"The Civil War is perhaps America's greatest story…it's both inspiring and absolutely heartbreaking.” So reads the opening to the Vermont Humanities Council’s Civil War Book of Days, a weekly e-almanac of what happened each week during the Civil War.

Posted: July 4, 2011