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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June 1, 2015 - July 16, 2015
Tougaloo Hosts 18th Summer Art Colony
Benny G. Thompson Research Center, Tougaloo College — Various
July 7, 2015 - July 10, 2015
“This Is My Century” Celebrates Walker Centennial
July 7, 2015
Let’s Celebrate Margaret Walker: Dr.Maryemma Graham
Willie Morris Library, 4912 Old Canton Rd, Jackson — 6 pm
July 9, 2015
Let’s Celebrate Margaret Walker: Dr. Janice Neal-Vincent
Margaret Walker Alexander Library, 2525 Robinson Rd, Jackson — 10 am
July 9, 2015 - August 18, 2015
Hattiesburg Library to Host Jim Lucas Photography Exhibit
329 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg
July 13, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Ramadan Photo Exhibit, Programming to Occur in Jackson
201 E Pascagoula Street, Jackson — Various
July 14, 2015
Sports Talks: Sports & the American Experience
109 Clark Street, Clarksdale — 6pm
July 14, 2015
Let’s Celebrate Margaret Walker: Dr. Janice Neal-Vincent
Willie Morris Library, 4912 Old Canton Rd, Jackson — 10 am
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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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