Public Awards

Recognizing outstanding public humanities contributions.
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Museum on Main Street (MoMS)

The MHC will soon be touring “Hometown Teams,” an exhibit exploring sports and community in America.
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Family Literacy Project

Encouraging families to read books and talk about ideas together.
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Oral History Program

Documenting and preserving the history and culture of Mississippi.
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MHC Speakers Bureau

Connecting you with pre-approved speakers for events.
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Meaning of Service

Service volunteers sharing & discussing experiences.
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Picturing America

Telling America's story through art.
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August 1, 2016
From Tolerance to Empathy
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport, MS
September 2, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Mississippi Telling
Itawamba Agricultural High School- 8:00a.m.
September 3, 2016
Beauvoir Lecture Series
The Jefferson Davis Presidential Library
September 6, 2016
First Tuesdays Speaker Series in Tupelo: Brother Rogers
Lee County Library, 219 N Madison St., Tupelo — 6pm
September 6, 2016
First Tuesdays Speaker Series in Indianola: Charles Westmoreland
Henry M. Seymour Public Library, 200 E Percy St., Indianola — 5pm
September 6, 2016
First Tuesdays Speaker Series in Brookhaven: Diane Williams
Lincoln County Public Library, 100 S Jackson St, Brookhaven — 6pm
September 6, 2016
First Tuesdays Speaker Series in Pascagoula: Richard Grant
Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St, Pascagoula — 6pm
September 9, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Tennessee Williams Tribute Coffee Talk & Scholars’ Panel
Puckett House Mississippi University for Women & Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center
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Kellogg Foundation Partners with MHC to Create Racial Equity Grant Fund

JACKSON, Miss.—The Mississippi Humanities Council announces a new grant initiative, in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to support public programs exploring the legacy of race in Mississippi. This two-year project is funded by a $250,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. Beginning April 1, the MHC will accept grant applications for projects that highlight the state’s racial and ethnic history and foster discussion about continuing racial disparities in Mississippi.

Mississippi Humanities Council Announces 2016 Humanities Award Winners

(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Humanities Council is delighted to announce recipients for its 2016 Public Humanities Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions by Mississippians to the study and understanding of the humanities.

Mississippi Humanities Council Awarded $20,000 to Celebrate Pulitizers

(JACKSON, MS) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded $20,000 to the Mississippi Humanities Council for a series of public programs commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative.

Council Receives Grant for Storytellers from Mississippi Arts Commission

(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Humanities Council has been awarded a $2,640 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the Commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used to help fund storytellers for the MHC’s Family Literacy Project. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Changes Announces for Council Grants Programs, Forms

(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Humanities Council’s grants program has undergone several changes. While the types of projects the Council funds remains unchanged, new forms and application requirements are being introduced.

Public Events Mark Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, when hundreds of northern college students, most of them white, joined with local African Americans in communities across Mississippi to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools and promote civil rights.

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