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”
November 30, 2015
Humanities Teacher Award: Mississippi State University
Forum Room, Shackouls Honors College, MSU Campus, Starkville — 3pm
December 3, 2015
Speakers Bureau: How to Teach Blues in the Schools
Old Capitol Museum, 100 South State Street, Jackson — 10am
December 11, 2015
UM Organizes Philosophical Meeting, Organization Chapter
Barnard Observatory Tupelo Room, University of Mississippi Campus, Oxford — 4pm
December 19, 2015
Scott Ford House House to Host Program on African American Midwifery
Smith Robertson Museum, 528 Bloom St, Jackson — 9am
February 9, 2016
Speakers Bureau: The Early Pioneer Settlers
Hatley Elementary School, 60286 Hatley Rd, Amory — 8am
February 19, 2016
Oxford Film Festival Leads Discussion on Craft Industry in Mississippi
Oxford Malco Commons Cinema, 1111 West Jackson Ave., Oxford — 11am
February 19, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Music of the Civil War
Heritage Academy, 625 Magnolia Lane, Columbus — 1pm
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Council Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

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 Announced in MHC Grants Programs, Forms

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.

Como, MS, Writer Added to Southern Literary Trail

(Birmingham, AL) — The board of directors for the Southern Literary Trail, the only tri-state literary trail in the nation, has announced the addition of Como, MS, and its native son Stark Young, the author of So Red The Rose, following its July 2013 annual meeting. Young and Como will be the only additions to the Trail for 2013. The Southern Literary Trail honors classic writers of Southern fiction and the places in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi that inspired them.

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