We work for Louisiana’s people.

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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December 3, 2020

LEH announces 2021 Humanities Awards winners

Late artist, teacher, and visionary John T. Scott has been recognized with the 2021 Humanist of the Year award, given by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to the Humanist of the Year award, the LEH has announced eight Humanities Awards recipients, recognizing documentary filmmakers and photographers, historians, literacy advocates, and more.

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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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News & Media

PRIME TIME goes virtual for spring sessions

Looking for something engaging for little ones? All of LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading programs—including the Family Reading program for 6-10 year olds and Preschool programs for 3-5 year olds—are virtual this spring.

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LEH to host Martha S. Jones in Conversation with Leslie Harris

On Wednesday, April 21, join the LEH and Leslie Harris for a conversation with Martha Jones on her groundbreaking book “Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All,” as part of Who Gets to Vote?

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Breaking Ground: A Conversation on French Colonial-Era Archaeological Sites in New Orleans

On March 11, archaeologist Ryan Gray and historian Erin Greenwald will discuss the state of colonial-era archaeology in New Orleans in a virtual lecture presented by LEH and the Midlo Center.

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