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Update: Bright Lights Awards Dinner postponed

To help fight against the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Bright Lights Awards Dinner. Please know this decision was not made lightly, and we are working hard to determine a new date as quickly as possible. During times of crisis the humanities play an important role in the effort to keep the public ...

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LEH Statement on the Coronavirus

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) partners with communities, individuals, and organizations across the state to provide access to humanities-based educational programs and opportunities to Louisiana residents. As a direct provider and/or funder of public programs in all sixty-four Louisiana parishes, the LEH is carefully monitoring the developing progress of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the guidance ...

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Introducing Louisiana Musical Legends

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is proud to announce a new initiative developing and showcasing new and engaging tools for teaching core curriculum concepts through the lens of Louisiana’s culture. “Aunt Dorothy’s Teacher Toolkits” are made possible through the generous support of Dorothy Hanna, who as a retired schoolteacher herself knows the value of top-notch materials for the classroom. ...

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The 2020 Humanities Awards winners

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana Billy Nungesser, has selected musician, composer and educator Terence Blanchard as the 2020 Humanist of the Year. The award, which has been given annually since 1985, is part of the state humanities council’s effort to honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the study ...

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Announcing the 2019 LEH Rebirth Grants awardees 

Through its Rebirth Grants program, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has funded projects that provide access to the humanities to Louisiana residents across the state. In September the LEH received 53 applications for the 2019 Rebirth Grants opportunity. A grants review committee of LEH board members, scholars, and staff selected 17 projects in 13 parishes for a total of $59,048 in ...

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Memories of Hurricane Harvey

The LEH has partnered with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Guilbeau Center for Public History for a 12-parish oral history collection project focused on Hurricane Harvey’s impact on southwest Louisiana. ULL researchers will be set up in the 12 Louisiana parishes declared federal disaster zones following Hurricane Harvey in 2017. At each of these sites, they will collect oral ...

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