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, 2016
From Tolerance to Empathy
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport, MS
September 3, 2016 - November 1, 2016
Living in the Town that I.T. Montgomery Built
Mound Bayou, MS- September Fest
September 9, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Tennessee Williams Tribute Coffee Talk & Scholars’ Panel
Puckett House Mississippi University for Women & Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center
September 29, 2016
Classical Week 2016:“Another Look at Seneca’s Phaedra”
Mississippi State University, Griffis Hall, Forum Room -2 p.m.
September 29, 2016
Speakers Bureau: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads
Gilmore Foundation-203 Gilmore Drive, Amory, MS- 11:30a.m.
September 30, 2016 - October 1, 2016
MS Delta Tennessee Williams Festival
Coahoma Community College- Clarksdale Historic District
October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016
Mississippi Archaeology Month
Statewide Locations
October 2, 2016 - October 3, 2016
Icons of Statehood-Columbus
Columbus, MS- James M. Trotter Convention Center
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[Re]Defining Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century

In conjunction with the Mississippi Humanities Council, the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University will host Dr. William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as its keynote speaker for the 2016 Conference on the Liberal Arts: [Re]Defining Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century, scheduled for October 6-8, 2016.

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.

Mississippi Humanities Council Awarded $20,000 to Celebrate Pulitizers

(JACKSON, MS) — The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded $20,000 to the Mississippi Humanities Council for a series of public programs commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative.

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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