Scholars are saving the ballads and poetry of a dispersed people.
A new film reveals George C. Wallace as a man who made a Faustian bargain for power but sought forgiveness at life's end.
NEH supports a conference on black literature in American life.
Twenty-five high school teachers are immersed in French-speaking West Africa.
The treasures of the Romanovs dazzle visitors.
A new film explores how the written word carries explosive consequences.
The early version of what became The Great Gatsby will soon be in print.
An interview with author James L. W. West III.
A documentary places the emphasis on Eleanor without Franklin.
A website puts depression-era documents into schools.
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