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We champion the humanities to enrich lives and expand opportunities throughout Louisiana.

The humanities are the living, dynamic lens through which we see the world.

The humanities act as a gateway for every person to discover and realize their full potential and connect us to our history, traditions, and the values that define who we are.

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October 8, 2020

PRIME TIME Inc. awarded Head Start operating grant for Lafayette, Iberia parishes

After an eight-month competitive process, the US Department of Health and Human Services has selected PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Early Head Start and Head Start operator for Lafayette and Iberia parishes, serving 747 children across the two parishes.

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July 24, 2020

LEH seeks public nominations for Humanities Awards

The LEH Humanities Awards honor historians, filmmakers, photographers, poets, artists, singer-songwriters, folklorists, educators, librarians, archivists, preservationists, and those who strive to provide access to the source material that inspires exploratory and interpretive humanities programming.

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News & Media

Bright Lights Online: Conversations with 2020 Humanities Awards Winners

This fall and winter, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of online conversations with recipients of the 2020 Humanities Awards.

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PRIME TIME First Aid Kits bring award-winning reading and discussion program into the home

LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading program has been adapted into PRIME TIME First Aid Kits, all-in-one boxes of books and supplies that will be mailed directly to families. Applications to receive a First Aid Kit are open now.

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Mellon Foundation Grant Supports New “Who Gets to Vote?” Initiative

Thanks to support from the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LEH will soon be launching in a series of public humanities programs on the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the US.

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