NEH in the News
Beginning on March 3, “Telling: Tampa Bay” – a project to have veterans present their stories of war experiences in scripted theatre performances, supported with funding from the Florida Humanities Council – will tour four theatres in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tampa and Largo, Florida, from the Tampa Bay Times.
The Siouxland Libraries in South Dakota will be hosting viewings of all four of the NEH-funded Created Equal film series from now through February 28, including panel discussions of local residents telling their experiences of growing up black in midcentury Sioux Falls, from the Argus Leader.
The Chickasaw Regional Library System in Oklahoma will begin its latest "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma" programming on February 26; books covered will include Little Women, Wind in the Willows, and Charlotte's Web, from the Daily Ardmoreite.
Professors Richard Courage and Claudia Jacques will present "Expression in Chicago" at Westchester Community College on February 25, utilizing results from an NEH-supported research project on African-American arts in Chicago from 1932 to 1950, from the New York Daily News.
NEH Chairman Adams, former NEH Council member Allen Guelzo, and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor were some of the panelists convened by Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s legacy and the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery with the passage of the 13th Amendment, from C-SPAN.
The Connecticut State Office for the Arts, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Mayor Toni Harp, and Yale President Peter Salovey welcomed NEH Chairman William Adams and NEH Chair Jane Chu during a day-long series of events showcasing the wide role arts and humanities play in the lives, education goals, and economy of New Haven, Connecticut, from Yale Daily News.