NEH in the 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.
The Dearborn Public Library in Michigan has been selected to participate in a second round of the NEH-supported Muslim Voices program, wherein teenagers read and discuss a selection of young adult books with universal American themes and Muslim protagonists, from the Dearborn Patch.
Franklin College in Indiana will be screening the NEH Created Equal film The Abolitionists and hosting a follow-up discussion as part of the school's Black History Month activities, from the Indianapolis Recorder.
The NEH-supported “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008” – featuring almost 150 paintings, prints, and memorabilia relating to the New York City amusement park – tours at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT from February through May 31, from the Boston Globe.
Pearl McHaney, associate dean for fine arts and associate professor of English at Georgia State University, will be presenting on Mississippi writer Eudora Welty at three events in Jackson, MS on February 11-12. The events are free and open to the public, and are supported by funding from the NEH and the Mississippi Humanities Council, from the Clarion-Ledger.