L. Danyetta Najoli

Making Meaning Episode 5: Living Histories of Race and Racism

L. Danyetta Najoli, co-founder of The Black American Tree Project, explains how the immersive story-telling project’s design evokes a sense of reckoning with slavery’s origins. Dr. Jack Tchen, the Inaugural Clement A. Price Chair in Public History and the Humanities and Director of the Price Institute at Rutgers University, takes a deep dive into histories of dispossession.

Making Meaning Episode 3: Environmental Justice, Climate Disasters, And The Humanities

Adrienne Kennedy, a climate activist and organizer from south Lumberton, North Carolina, talks about what environmental justice looks like for her after Hurricane Matthew destroyed her home. Dr. Joseph Campana, director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Rice University, explores ways the humanities can help us process relentless patterns of climate catastrophe.

An Orientation in Time: The History of Civic Participation

Grounding ourselves in civic history means embracing generations of community. This doesn’t mean that we must all agree, but instead that we listen to one another across the different places, lived experiences, and rich cultures that make up our nation. 

Celebrate Halloween with the State Humanities Councils!

From haunted historical houses to spooky storytelling and re-enactments, councils celebrate Halloween with the humanities!

Councils Kick Off Democracy and the Informed Citizen Programs in 2018

In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.

August Feature: Encyclopedia Resources

Eight state humanities councils provide digital state encyclopedic resources for their communities, educators, students, families, and visitors. Many include toolkits for educators and links to primary and secondary resources at local organizations.

Thousands of Students Present Historical Research Projects at 2016 National History Day – Winners Announced!

State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.

JUNE FEATURE: Council Programs Discuss Environment, Take Participants Outside

Whether through discussions of literature while hiking, performances of Chautauqua while basking in the sun, viewing documentaries geared toward urban environmental issues, or visiting a local humanities festival, council programs are complementing the adventurous spirit of summer by taking participants on an exploration of both the mind and the outdoors.

MAY FEATURE: Humanities Documentaries

Through the use of documentary films, councils across the country are reaching new audiences and sharing previously untold stories of our nation in ways that challenge our understanding of history while promoting community engagement.

April is National Poetry Month and Councils are Celebrating

See what councils across the country are doing to celebrate poetry!

Councils Honor Women’s History Month

Across the country, council are running programs related to women’s history including sponsoring documentary films, performing living history presentation, recording oral histories and connecting communities to its history.

March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming

From mountain sports, adventure journalism, war, political cartoons, incarceration and poetry, to reading, discussion, listening and understanding, council programs touch upon a diverse set of topics for this month’s Pulitzer Campfires programming.

Nominate a Council Program!

We are now accepting nominations to the 40th annual Schwartz Prize!

The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, August 18, 2022. 

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