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A photo of 2020 Humanist Award Winner, Terence Blanchard

2020 Humanities Awards Winners

We are excited to announce the 2020 Humanist of the Year: Terence Blanchard. These awards are part of our effort to highlight those making significant contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities.

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Split Press Initiative

We have been awarded $34,793 for “Split Press: Democracy, Race, and Media Outlets in Black and White,” a project exploring the relationship between the media and African American experiences of civil rights in Louisiana.

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LEH Accepting Nominations for Louisiana’s Next Poet Laureate

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, authorized by the Governor and State of Louisiana, is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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PRIME TIME Family Reading Adapted Into Three New Initiatives

This fall, LEH’s PRIME TIME family of programs began three new initiatives: a podcast, a virtual training in the PRIME TIME methodology for parents, and an all-in-one kit of books and supplies distributed directly to families.

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The 2021 Humanities Awards Winners

The LEH has announced the 2021 Humanities Awards, including Humanist of the Year, which has been awarded to late artist, teacher, and visionary John T. Scott.

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