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, 2015 - April 30, 2016
Lynn Meadows WINGS Program to Host “From Page to Stage”
February 9, 2016
Speakers Bureau: The Early Pioneer Settlers
Hatley Elementary School, 60286 Hatley Rd, Amory — 8am
February 12, 2016
Speakers Bureau: This Is My Century
Poindexter Hall, Kossen Auditorium, MUW Campus, Columbus — 7:30pm
February 16, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Civil Rights Movement in MS
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus — 12pm
February 16, 2016
Speakers Bureau: The Early Pioneer Settlers
Mantachie Elementary School, 311 Mustang Drive, Mantachie — 1pm
February 18, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Ida B. Wells
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus — 12pm
February 19, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Music of the Civil War
Heritage Academy, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus — 1pm
February 20, 2016
Craft Industry Spotlighted at Oxford Film Festival
Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Boulevard, Oxford — 10am-12pm
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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.

MHC’s Family Reading Program on MPB Radio

Listen to MHC Special Projects Director David Morgan and professional storyteller Doris Jones demonstrate noisemakers at recent MPB radio/Mississippi Arts Hour interview for the Mississippi Humanities Council's Family Literacy Project. You can hear the podcast here.

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