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Selected articles on NEH-supported projects.
Posted: May 16, 2011 NPR interviews participants in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride in which 40 students retraced the route of the original 1961 Freedom Ride, part of a public outreach and education campaign to accompany the NEH-funded Freedom Riders documentary.
Posted: May 15, 2011 Coverage of a new NEH-supported television documentary on the Mexican Revolution, The Storm That Swept Mexico in El Paso Times, the San Antonio Express, the San Francisco Chronicle, Hispanically Speaking News, and KPBS San Diego.
Posted: May 10, 2011 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Texas receives a Picturing America School Collaboration grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support professional development for Texas teachers, classroom resources, student field trips and an online curriculum, from artdaily.org.
Posted: May 3, 2011 The Washington Post and the New York Times cover the Film Forward festival of 10 independent films on global themes, a collaborative project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Sundance Institute.
Posted: May 2, 2011 Drew Gilpin Faust, Civil War historian and President of Harvard University, delivers the 2011 NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Coverage in the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Wilson Quarterly, and Harvard Gazette.
Posted: May 2, 2011 Los Angeles Times reports on $2 million in NEH grants awarded to Southern California arts and cultural institutions, including an NEH Public Programs grant to the Pacific Symphony to support its “Music Unwound” exhibition and education programming.
Posted: May 1, 2011 Researchers at the University of Kentucky receive an NEH grant to prepare a 3-volume edition of the works of John Dickinson, the “penman of the Revolution,” from the Kentucky Kernel.
Posted: April 26, 2011 “The Library Hands Out Menus to Thousands of Volunteers,” the New York Times on an NEH digital humanities grant enabling the New York Public Library to crowdsource transcription of its collection of historic menus.