Public Awards

Recognizing outstanding public humanities contributions.
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Museum on Main Street (MoMS)

The MHC will soon be touring “Hometown Teams,” an exhibit exploring sports and community in America.
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Family Literacy Project

Encouraging families to read books and talk about ideas together.
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Oral History Program

Documenting and preserving the history and culture of Mississippi.
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MHC Speakers Bureau

Connecting you with pre-approved speakers for events.
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Meaning of Service

Service volunteers sharing & discussing experiences.
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Picturing America

Telling America's story through art.
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March 3, 2015 - June 20, 2015
MSU Brings the Kinsey Collection to Campus
Mitchell Memorial Library, MSU Campus, Starkville
April 17, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Mississippi Telling
11900 Highway 25 South, Fulton — 8am
April 21, 2015
Speakers Bureau: In Their Boots
300 Chinquapin Lane, Natchez — 11 am
April 21, 2015
Let’s Celebrate Margaret Walker: Terrence Roberts
Richard Wright Library, 515 W McDowell Rd., Jackson — 4:15 pm
April 22, 2015
Speakers Bureau: In Their Boots
Smith Building Room 109, Co-Lin Community College Wesson Campus — 11 am
April 27, 2015
DSU Hosts Annual Sammy O. Cranford Memorial History Lecture
Jobe Hall Auditorium, Delta State University, Cleveland — 7pm
May 7, 2015
Let’s Celebrate Margaret Walker: Dr. Carolyn Brown
Raymond Library, 126 W Court St, Raymond — 4 pm
May 14, 2015
Speakers Bureau: Rogers & Rodgers
126 W. Court Street, Raymond — 12 pm
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Council Receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

The Mississippi Humanities Council has been awarded a $2,640 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the $1.34 million in grants the Commission will award in 2014-2015 and will be used to help fund storytellers for the MHC’s Family Literacy Project. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Changes Announced in MHC Grants Programs, Forms

The Mississippi Humanities Council’s grants program has undergone several changes. While the types of projects the Council funds remains unchanged, new forms and application requirements are being introduced.

Public Events Mark Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, when hundreds of northern college students, most of them white, joined with local African Americans in communities across Mississippi to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools and promote civil rights.

MHC’s Family Reading Program on MPB Radio

Listen to MHC Special Projects Director David Morgan and professional storyteller Doris Jones demonstrate noisemakers at recent MPB radio/Mississippi Arts Hour interview for the Mississippi Humanities Council's Family Literacy Project. You can hear the podcast here.

Como, MS, Writer Added to Southern Literary Trail

(Birmingham, AL) — The board of directors for the Southern Literary Trail, the only tri-state literary trail in the nation, has announced the addition of Como, MS, and its native son Stark Young, the author of So Red The Rose, following its July 2013 annual meeting. Young and Como will be the only additions to the Trail for 2013. The Southern Literary Trail honors classic writers of Southern fiction and the places in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi that inspired them.

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