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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January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Link Centre presents the Open D.O.O.R.S. Project
February 9, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Understanding & Preserving History & Culture in MS Lebanese-American Community
Southern Cultural Heritage Center, St. George Orthodox Church, Vicksburg, MS
February 18, 2017
Sunflower County Freedom Project
BB King Museum, Indianola, MS-1pm
February 24, 2017
Speakers Bureau: Music of the War Between the States
East Amory Elementary School, Amory, MS-8:30am
February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017
MsLIGHT Festival
Mississippi Museum of Art gardens-6pm
February 28, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Writers in Residence Program- Rita Dove
Taylor Auditorium, Mississippi State University
March 5, 2017 - March 8, 2017
Tougaloo College presents #WAKEUP
Bennie G. Thompson Building, Tougaloo College
March 15, 2017
Freedom to Vote- Perspectives from 1900-2017
Hancock Performing Arts Center-6:30pm
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Visit Mississippi, Humanities Council Award $96,000 in Bicentennial Grants

To support local celebrations honoring Mississippi’s bicentennial, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee the Bicentennial Grants Program. To date, the review committee has met twice and awarded more than $96,000 for 15 different projects throughout the state.

Visit Mississippi and MHC Partner on Bicentennial Year Grants Program

In conjunction with Mississippi’s bicentennial year, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee the Bicentennial Year Grants Program. The initiative will award up to $10,000 to individual public programs celebrating the state’s historic year.

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.

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