NEH in the 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.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will be screening Slavery by Another Name, one of four civil rights-focused documentaries supported by NEH through the Created Equal film program. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. on February 5 and will feature a talk by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, associate professor at the University of Memphis, from the Commercial Appeal.
Historic Deerfield Inc. in Massachusetts has received a $6,000 NEH Preservation Grant to purchase environmental monitoring equipment for the museum’s twelve historic houses, collection storage areas and exhibition galleries at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, from The Recorder.
Beginning in February, the Southwest Harbor Public Library in Southwest Harbor, ME will feature a book club discussion group focusing on the NEH-supported Muslim Journeys book collection, from the Mount Desert Islander.
KUAC-FM/TV and Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in Alaska are working together to host a special dual event on February 1 featuring the airing of the NEH-supported PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered and the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Athabaskan language of Gwich’in, from News Miner.