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“Who Gets to Vote?” is a new reading and discussion series available to Louisiana public libraries and community partners. The series, developed by the LEH, is intended to engage members of the general public in conversations on the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the United States.
The LEH, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is offering grant opportunities for disaster mitigation in areas affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and/or Zeta in 2020. The regrant process will be competitive and open to cultural institutions and libraries in all parishes declared federal disaster zones during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Rebirth Grants are the primary grant program of the LEH and support humanities projects across Louisiana, including public humanities programs with audience participation and discussion, documentary photography and radio projects, digital humanities projects including websites and online documentation of Louisiana history and culture, assistance with publication projects, new and continuing scholarly research about Louisiana, and humanities-based educational initiatives.
The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program brings high quality traveling exhibitions and educational programs to rural audiences and small museums. As the Smithsonian’s partner in Louisiana, the LEH works with rural museums to leverage Museum on Main Street exhibitions to build community capacity and highlight meaningful local contributions to small town life.
Join Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith for a conversation with Baton Rouge-based spoken-word poet Chancelier “xero” Skidmore on poetry and the pandemic.Read More