NEH in the News
As military and civic leaders continue to discuss the social and cultural separation between veterans and civilians, new efforts and programs – such as the NEH’s Standing Together initiative – seek to connect the home front public with the stories and experiences of veterans and their families, from the Military Times.
“On Monday, the National Endowment for the Humanities will announce a $125,000 grant it has awarded to [New York City’s] Department of Records and Information Services” for the digitization of 30,000 photographs taken between 1914 and 1975 by the NYPD’s photo unit. Most of the photos have never been seen by the public and provide a stark comparison of tone and scene with the works of famed night-crawler crime photographer Weegee, from the New York Times.
Corey Walker, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at Winston-Salem State University served on the National Humanities Alliance panel in Washington to discuss Chairman Adams’ “The Common Good” initiative along with deans from the University of South Carolina and UCLA, from the Winston-Salem Journal.