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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September 3, 2016 - November 1, 2016
Living in the Town that I.T. Montgomery Built
Mound Bayou, MS- September Fest
September 29, 2016 - November 12, 2016
Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams Comes to Cleveland
Chadwick Dickson Fieldhouse, Delta State University, Cleveland
October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016
Mississippi Archaeology Month
Statewide Locations
October 8, 2016 - November 12, 2016
National History Day in Mississippi Workshop
Gulfport, Jackson, Hattiesburg, & Columbus
October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016
Claiming Histories: Engaging the Past through Memorialization of Slave Past
Heard Auditorium, Rust College, Holly Springs, MS
October 25, 2016
DSU, Hometown Teams Presents “Fleeting, Fickly Sports”
Chadwick Dickson Fieldhouse, Delta State University, Cleveland — 7pm
October 26, 2016 - October 29, 2016
Native American Days 2016
Winterville Mounds- Greenville, MS
October 27, 2016 - October 28, 2016
Chickasaw Celebration
Fair Park at City Hall, Tupelo, MS
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‘Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Press’ Symposium October 18

The Mississippi Humanities Council will host Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Press, a free and open-to-the-public symposium exploring the historical and contemporary role of black newspapers in the South. The symposium is part of a national, year-long commemoration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize.

MHC First Tuesdays Speaker Schedule

MHC First Tuesday Speakers Schedule

Humanities Council Pilots New Speaker Series Program

JACKSON -- The Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with public libraries throughout the state to bring a new speaker series to the Tupelo, Indianola, Brookhaven, and Pascagoula communities. The First Tuesdays speaker series will take place on the first Tuesday evening of the month from September-December and will provide each of these public libraries with monthly programs from the Mississippi Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. All programs will be free and open to the public.

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.

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.

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