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November 23, 2017

Voices from Detroit: American Black Journal

American Black Journal, originally titled Colored People’s Time, went on the air in 1968 during a time of social and racial turmoil. The original mission was to increase the availability and accessibility of media relating to African-American experiences in order to encourage greater involvement from Detroit citizens in working to resolve community problems. The show has continued on the air consistently since then, documenting over thirty years of Detroit history from African American perspectives. The collection includes interviews, round-table discussions, field-produced features and artistic performances featuring African Americans, many of who are among the nation’s most recognized and controversial figures, and provides the visual and audio context of key debates and discussions surrounding African American history, culture, and politics.

October 28, 2017

11th Annual Books by the Banks

Books By the Banks  is a free, day-long event with activities for the entire family to enjoy. National, regional, and local authors, as well as illustrators, will host panel discussions, book readings, and workshops.

August 22, 2017

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.

July 29, 2016

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives

Increase Engagement Through Absent Narratives is an all-day workshop that prepares participants to have meaningful engagement with their communities. Participants will come away with broadened worldviews and the skills to deepen their personal and professional relationships — outcomes that set a foundation for increased engagement.

March 8, 2016

Mapping Granville Memories: A Community Storytelling Workshop

Buildings, street corners, schools, churches, parks, and trees all can be places that get woven into the fabric of daily routine and imbued with personal and public memories. Unfortunately, such places sometimes become taken for granted. If that happens, memories fade, places become endangered, and the genius and spirit of the place suffers. How can we retrieve and share memories about local places before they are lost?

November 3, 2014

America's Greatest Conflict: Novels of the Civil War

Sometimes historical facts alone are not enough to evoke the truth of the past -- perhaps this is what Walt Whitman meant when he claimed of the Civil War that 'the real war will never get into the books.' In these selections, novelists use their imaginative powers to re-create the greatest upheaval in our history in a way that touches emotions and senses as much as the intellect.  

February 18, 2014

Congressional Staff Webinar: NEH April/May Grant Deadlines

We encourage you to share information with your constituents about upcoming NEH grant deadlines.