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Miles Smith
Posted: May 31, 2011

Happy 400th, King James Bible

England's Lord Macaulay said it best: The King James Bible is "a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power."

Posted: April 15, 2011

Freedom Riders Honored at Film Screening

Fourteen veterans of the 1961 Freedom Rides protesting segregation in interstate travel were honored April 13 at a screening in Washington D.C of a new NEH-funded film.

Image of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Eisenhower
Posted: February 21, 2011

Presidential Papers

In honor of Presidents' Day, a look at NEH-funded presidential papers projects.

Mark Twain Editor Robert Hirst speaks at NEH
Posted: February 16, 2011

Robert Hirst on the Making of Mark Twain's Autobiography

It took a team of scholars many years to determine Mark Twain's plan for the book and then arrange the right contents in the right order.

For All The World To See exhibition at the International Center of Photography
Posted: February 2, 2011

For All the World to See

In the summer of 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till of Chicago was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta.

poster for Freedom Riders video
Posted: February 2, 2011

NEH On Screen

As part of its mission, NEH supports radio, television, and film productions that make the humanities accessible and exciting to tens of millions of Americans.

Dhiru Thadani, architect, urban planner and author
Posted: January 27, 2011

Visualizing the "New Urbanism"

NEH supports a novel "encyclodictionary" of the New Urbanism to bring a common vocabulary to urban planning and design.

book jacket for American Prometheus
Posted: January 25, 2011

Prize-Winning Research

One of the Endowment's essential functions is to encourage the creation of books that provide the American public with invaluable perspective on our nation and its culture, and that have a potentially

map of the slave trade routes from 1500 to 1900
Posted: January 21, 2011

Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Until very recently, many African Americans were unable to trace their ancestors’ first steps in America because so few credible records were available.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with President Lyndon Johnson in 1966
Posted: January 14, 2011

NEH-Supported Projects on the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A minister, civil rights leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and champion of nonviolent social change, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key figure of the 20th century.