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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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PRIME TIME Inc. awarded Head Start operating grant for Lafayette, Iberia parishes

After an eight-month competitive process, the US Department of Health and Human Services has selected PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Early Head Start and Head Start operator for Lafayette and Iberia parishes.

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This Year’s Gustave Blache III Scholarships Recipients

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships: Cierra Johnson, recipient of the undergraduate scholarship, and Myron Solomon, recipient of the graduate scholarship.

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An update on The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

We are excited to announce that work has officially begun on the construction of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center! A hub for integrated arts and humanities programming unlike any in the Gulf South, the center will open next year.

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LEH supporting public libraries through Rebirth PL Grants

The LEH is offering a special grant stream this year dedicated specifically to our state’s crucial public libraries. Rebirth PL Grants will support Louisiana public libraries’ transition to serving their communities virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Submit nominations now for the 2021 Humanities Awards

The LEH is now accepting public nominations for the 2021 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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