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50th anniversary of March on Washington, scene from Pennsylvania Ave
Posted: August 28, 2013

The Nation Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech

Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front,
Posted: August 27, 2013

I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

EDSITEment offers educational resources for teaching the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted: August 21, 2013

Steve Ross, Farewell

NEH Director of Challenge Grant program that has generated $3.9 billion in private funds for the humanities has died.

Posted: August 13, 2013

Elshtain Remembered

National Council Member, scholar, powerful writer on ethics and religion.

Joan Didion receives a National Humanities Medal from President Obama
Posted: July 12, 2013

The Better Precincts of the World We Inhabit:

David Remnick addresses the 2012 National Humanities Medalists.

Posted: June 21, 2013

Humanities at the Heart of the Nation's Goals

Blue ribbon panel says STEM disciplines are not enough to keep nation strong.

Eric Kansa and William Noel
Posted: June 20, 2013

Celebrating Open Data

White House highlights NEH-funded research on Archimedes and archaeology, made freely accessible online.

Larry Aitken
Posted: June 5, 2013

NEH Supports Strategic Collaborations in Native American History, Languages, and Cultural Revitalization

We explore the role that NEH plays in supporting documentation and teaching of Native American languages, history, and culture.

Schneider Saloon
Posted: May 29, 2013

A Century of Commerce

A new MUSE award for museum excellence is awarded to an improbable exhibit of American enterprise: the work of butchers and saloon-keepers.