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DOC/FILM: The Harvest

Alabama

Birmingham, AL – [presentation/lecture, discussion, film] Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery By Another Name, will discuss his new documentary film, The Harvest, in Birmingham on Thursday, July 12, at Ramsay High School. This event is free and open to the public. (Public)

DOC FILM: Journey to the Wilderness

Alabama

Mobile, AL – [documentary] The AHF-funded documentary, Journey to the Wilderness, examines acclaimed journalist Frye Gaillard’s reflection on his family’s changing perceptions of the Civil War, its aftermath, and the South over many generations. (Public)

PROGRAM: Alabama History Day

Alabama

Montgomery, AL – [contest] Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University at Montgomery have joined forces in a new partnership to produce Alabama History Day, a statewide competition for middle and high school students. Every year, National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year’s theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. (Youth)

PROGRAM: Stony the Road We Trod…Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy

Alabama

Statewide, AL – [workshop] The Alabama Humanities Foundation will host 30 schoolteachers from across the country from July 8-28 for an intensive study of the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Alabama. This program, part of the NEH 2018 Summer Institutes for Teachers, is designed for teachers to expand their knowledge base while honing subject-specific teaching skills. (Teachers, Public)

#HumCitizen: What Comes to Light

Alabama

Multiple Locations, AL – [public forums, discussions] A series of public forums hosted in three different Alabama communities geared toward young people and designed to celebrate and explore journalists’ work uncovering stories in 20th and 21st century Alabama. Local reporters and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists will offer historic and current perspectives on the role the news media plays in small towns. (Youth, Public)

PROGRAM: Water/Ways

Alabama

Jasper, AL – [traveling exhibit] Water/Ways, the Smithsonian traveling exhibit in the Museum on Main Street program, has opened in Jasper on its six-city tour in Alabama. The exhibit is the result of a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and Alabama Humanities Foundation and gives towns and cities across the state the opportunity to see a Smithsonian exhibit without traveling to DC. (Public, Rural Communities)

PROGRAM: Making Alabama – A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Alabama

Mar. 3, 2017 to Dec. 2019 – [statewide] A three-year effort to invest in schools & teachers, engage communities, & encourage citizens & visitors to learn more about the state. (Traveling Exhibit)

PROGRAM: Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship

Alabama

Oct. 2017 – [Birmingham] A $1,000 award given to K-6 educators pursuing history and civic-related programs and projects to implement in their classrooms. Nominations for 2016-2017 school year now closed.(Award)

GRANT: General Information

Alabama

The Alabama Humanities Foundation offers a variety of grant opportunities. Visit the council’s website to learn more about the types of grants offered, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. (Public)

PROGRAM: SUPER Teacher Program

Alabama

Select Locations, AL – [workshop] SUPER Teacher workshops are aimed at integrating programming into teachers’ academic year while enabling them to have more time for longer-term professional development opportunities during the summer. (Educators)

PROGRAM: Literature & Healthcare

Alabama

Ongoing – [statewide] A program that encourages healthcare professionals to connect the worlds of healthcare and life experience by reflecting on roles and relationships with colleagues and patients through literature. (Reading & Discussion)

RESOURCE: Mosaic Magazine

Alabama

Statewide, AL – [publication] Mosaic is the council’s biannual magazine. (Public)

RESOURCE: Humanities Happening

Alabama

Ongoing – [statewide] A seminar to learn more about the humanities programs available in Alabama. (Resource: Discussion/Q&A)

PROGRAM: Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

Alabama

Statewide, AL – [presentation/lecture, discussion] Public presentations and lectures on a variety of humanities topics presented by Alabama’s most enlightening university and independent scholars. A list of scholars and their presentations along with booking information can be found on the council’s website. (Public)

PROGRAM: Prime Time Family Reading Time

Alabama

Ongoing – [statewide] A six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling facilitated by a humanities scholar and held in public libraries. (Reading & Discussion)

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