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Featured Projects: Public Programs

photograph of the Hudson River, with Catskill Mountains in background

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Thomas Cole Site

For over two centuries after their arrival, European Americans viewed the continent’s untamed lands as an unknown to be feared and conquered. 

Posted: February 16, 2012
Four color guard from 372nd Infantry marching in front of soldiers

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Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

Pittsburgh’s Hill District, or “The Hill” as it is locally known, was the heart of the city’s African-American community during the twentieth century.

Posted: February 14, 2012
Richard and Mildred Loving in 1965

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The Loving Story

On Valentine’s Day HBO aired The Loving Story, a 90-minute documentary film about Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who married in Virginia in the late 1950s.

Posted: February 14, 2012
J.B. Chapuy after J.L. Boquet, Vue de l'incendie de la ville du Cap Français, 17

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Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn

What did the American, French, and Haitian revolutions have in common?  Revolution!

Posted: February 14, 2012
scene from a stage play of Greek drama

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War, Drama and Continuity

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives, the creation of the Aquila Theatre Company Inc., based at New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies, produced with support from NEH and others, emphasizes outreach to military veterans and their families.

Posted: September 5, 2011
American Experience: Robert E. Lee

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Robert E. Lee in a New Light

NEH funded a film for the PBS American Experience series that examines the life of Robert E. Lee.

Posted: September 5, 2011
photo of boy with rifle and bandolier

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The Storm that Swept Mexico

One of many major film projects supported by NEH, The Storm That Swept Mexico tells the story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century.

Posted: September 4, 2011
Russian children fed by U.S. agricultural aid

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When the United States Fed Soviet Russia

An NEH-supported film tells the little-known story of the American effort to relieve starvation in the new Soviet Russia in 1921.

Posted: September 4, 2011
A Young Prince, Abdul Ibrahima Sori, Falls from Power

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Prince Among Slaves: The Cultural Legacy of Enslaved Africans

A nationwide series of presentations brings the award-winning NEH-supported documentary film, Prince Among Slaves, to a large audience.

Posted: September 4, 2011
photo of sanitation workers in Memphis, 1968

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Exhibition Reveals the Power of Images in Civil Rights Movement

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a multimedia traveling exhibition, explores the historic role of iconic images and visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality in the United States.

Posted: September 4, 2011