Louisiana Cultural Vistas

Reflecting on History in the Wake of George Floyd’s Killing

At LEH, we believe the role of the public humanities is to both inform and promote critical analysis and conversations. The current protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers fit into a history of oppression—and challenges to oppression—that predate the founding of this country. We’ve searched our archives, compiling a roundup of articles ...

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LEH Receives Grant to Benefit Plaquemines, Terrebonne, and Lafourche Parishes

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has received a $475,000 grant for its Coastal Impacts Project from BHP Billiton, a mining and petroleum company that supports projects focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The three-year initiative, which will be administered in partnership with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Smithsonian Institution, will bring award-winning humanities-based ...

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