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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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Bright Lights Online: Conversations with 2020 Humanities Awards Winners

This fall and winter, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities will host Bright Lights Online, a series of online conversations with recipients of the 2020 Humanities Awards.

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PRIME TIME First Aid Kits bring award-winning reading and discussion program into the home

LEH’s PRIME TIME Family Reading program has been adapted into PRIME TIME First Aid Kits, all-in-one boxes of books and supplies that will be mailed directly to families. Applications to receive a First Aid Kit are open now.

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Mellon Foundation Grant Supports New “Who Gets to Vote?” Initiative

Thanks to support from the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the LEH will soon be launching in a series of public humanities programs on the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the US.

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LEH Awards More Than $160K in Programmatic Grants

Each year the LEH awards Rebirth Grants in support of public humanities projects implemented by cultural institutions large and small throughout the state. This year, we awarded $160k in grants to 11 libraries and 22 organizations around the state.

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64 Parishes Wins Seven Press Club of New Orleans Awards

64 Parishes magazine—published by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities—is a finalist in seven categories for the Press Club of New Orleans’s 62nd annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. Winners will be announced October 15.

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Join the LEH for a virtual lecture and discussion of the legacies of the 19th Amendment

Historian Lisa Tetrault will clarify the history of women’s suffrage by positioning 1920 as the middle of a much larger story about the pursuit of voting rights, a struggle that is today unfinished and ongoing.

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