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Reflecting on History in the Wake of George Floyd’s Killing

At LEH, we believe the role of the public humanities is to both inform and promote critical analysis and conversations. The current protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers fit into a history of oppression—and challenges to oppression that predate…

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LEH Statement on the Coronavirus

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) partners with communities, individuals, and organizations across the state to provide access to humanities-based educational programs and opportunities to Louisiana residents. As a direct provider and/or funder of public…

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Memories of Hurricane Harvey

The LEH has partnered with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Guilbeau Center for Public History for a 12-parish oral history collection project focused on Hurricane Harvey’s impact on southwest Louisiana. ULL researchers will be set up in the 12 Louisiana parishes declared federal disaster zones following Hurricane…

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LEH Requests Nominations for New Board Members

LEH is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the LEH maintains a singular presence throughout Louisiana as the only private nonprofit dedicated to making an impact in the cultural and education…

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Bright Lights Silent Auction Starts with Fine Dining

Destinations, artwork, and dining are all part of this year’s offerings.

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LEH Launches Disaster Preparedness Study

The research project will assess the role of a state humanities council in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

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LEH Receives Funding for Media and Democracy Project

The LEH will partner LSU and WWNO to produce a series of radio programs examining journalism’s response to political change.

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Feb. 1: Keep It 300! with Richard Campanella at Pythian Building

Join us for the Keep It 300! kick-off event.

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LEH Hosts NEH Acting Chairman Jon Parrish Peede on Dec. 12

Event reception is free and open to the public.

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Deadline for Humanities Awards Nominations is Dec. 15

The longstanding award honors Louisianians’ outstanding contributions to the humanities.

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HEAD START Hits Home

Students at PRIME TIME Head Start in Ouachita Parish excited to learn.

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Purchase Your Copy of New Orleans & The World: 1718-2018 Tricentennial Anthology

The recently released anthology celebrates the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans.

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LEH supports Louisiana Folklife Month in October

Louisiana’s third annual Folklife Month will recognize the rich diversity of Louisiana’s living traditions and bring attention to the individuals who sustain them.

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“Purchased Lives” in Thibodaux and New Roads

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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PRIME TIME and Shell make impact in five states

The six-year partnership extends its reach to communities across the Gulf South.

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LEH Salutes Patty Gay

The New Orleans preservation advocate announces her retirement after an accomplished career.

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Great audiences for “Generations of Struggle” reading program in Natchitoches

LEH partners with two area libraries to host the 4-week summer reading program.

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Remembering Jim Montgomery, LEH board member and Pulitzer nominee

LEH is honored to receive the Jim Montgomery Memorial Grant.

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“Purchased Lives” in New Iberia through Aug. 28

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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PRIME TIME selected for quality assessment program

LEH’s acclaimed program will join 36 others in the third year of NOLA-YPQI.

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New study shows impact of PRIME TIME on reading scores

The 2015-16 report shows that students who attended PRIME TIME outperformed their peers on two literacy assessments of students’ language and early reading and writing behaviors.

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KnowLouisiana.org takes home 2 Press Club awards

On July 8, the Press Club of New Orleans held its annual dinner to announce the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism awards. Two KnowLouisiana.org digital projects took home 1st place prizes.

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#CreateLouisiana Launches New Documentary Film Grant

#CreateLouisiana announced a new slate of grant opportunities to support and empower Louisiana filmmakers.

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Apply for Smithsonian Water/Ways Museum on Main Street

Smithsonian and LEH offer local communities a new way to explore the myriad ways water affects our lives.

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Women’s Philanthropy Network awards grant to PRIME TIME

WPN is a giving circle of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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Summer issue of LCV arrives this week with June 8 party

The summer 2017 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas focuses on the history of science in our state.

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PRIME TIME Head Start prepares for summer openings in Ouachita Parish

PRIME TIME Head Start is gearing up for its summer openings at two sites in Ouachita Parish.

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June 10: Underground Railroad in NW Louisiana at Bossier Parish Library

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition explores the history of the domestic slave trade.

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United Way of NW Louisiana funds PRIME TIME

UWNWLA awarded a $12,500 grant to PRIME TIME to support early childhood education programs in the region.

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June 19: The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

The Frame is a bi-monthly series that showcases the work of Louisiana photographers.

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PRIME TIME holds training with Humanities Washington

Humanities Washington has been a PRIME TIME affiliate partner since 2012.

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LEH’s Restovic named to Louisiana Folklife Commission

Louisiana Folklife Commission is mandated to advise the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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Valentino Hotels offer summer discounts for LEH supporters

Take advantage of special hotel rates during the Summer Season!

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Women’s Philanthropy Network Awards $36,250 to PRIME TIME for Early Childhood Education in Caddo

WPN is a giving circle of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

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“Purchased Lives” at Bossier Parish Library

Purchased Lives is a traveling panel exhibition exploring the history of the domestic slave trade.

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Freddi Williams Evans – Humanities Hero

Freddi Evans Williams writes children’s books that celebrate African American history.

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May 11: New Orleans Public Library Hosts “Generations of Struggle”

“Generations of Struggle” is a four-week reading and discussion program.

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May 19-20: Sugarmill Music Festival in Alexandria

The Sugarmill Music Festival brings chamber music to Rapides Parish for two days of performances and workshops.

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PRIME TIME Reaches 5,000 Readers This Spring

PRIME TIME and Preschool programs reached 1,054 families, or approximately 5,000 individuals.

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Community Foundation of North Louisiana Awards PRIME TIME Grant

CFNLA awarded PRIME TIME Preschool programming $59,400 grant.

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Canine Companion Helps Kids With Reading

PRIME TIME program recently employed a reader of the canine kind.

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“Purchased Lives” at Jackson Parish Library

“Purchased Lives” traveling exhibition produced by HNOC.

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LEH Emergency Grants Still Available

The LEH has funds available for cultural organizations impacted by the August 2016 floods.

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LEH Grant Supports Hilliard Museum “Spiritual Journeys” Exhibition

Hilliard University Art Museum opened “Spiritual Journeys” Exhibition.

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Bright Lights Awards Show Advocacy for the Humanities

Bright Lights was celebrated at Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge on April 13, 2017.

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April 20 – Listen! The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

Series showcases on Louisiana photographers through free public events that are recorded and distributed as podcasts.

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Kay LaFrance-Knight – Humanities Hero

Kay LaFrance-Knight serves as director of the Old Post Office Museum.

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LEH Sends Three Nominations to Governor for Poet Laureate

Louisiana is one step closer to naming its next poet laureate.

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New Orleans Poetry Festival April 20-23

The 2nd Annual New Orleans Poetry Festival is supported in part by an LEH Rebirth Grant.

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DeBacher Speaks at Progressive Education Summit

Sarah DeBacher presented at the 2nd Annual Progressive Education Summit South.

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Dr. Thomas Wartenberg Visits PRIME TIME

PRIME TIME hosted a daylong conversation with Dr. Thomas Wartenberg on March 24th.

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#CreateLouisiana announces six finalists for New French Culture Film Grants

Winner of the 2017 Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant announced.

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LEH Calls for Support of National Endowment for the Humanities

Take Action. Support the state humanities councils. Save the NEH!

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Reserve Your Tickets! Bright Lights in the Humanities Awards April 13

Academy Award Winner William Joyce is the LEH 2017 Humanist of the Year.

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Spring Louisiana Cultural Vistas

New issue of LCV celebrates the recipients of the 2017 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Awards.

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March 14 – Watch! LPB Airs Zachary Richard’s Attakapas

LPB airs Zachary Richard’s “Attakapas: The Cajun Story” March 14th.

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March 16 – Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans (CAC) hosts “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen.”

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March 20 – CreateLouisiana French Culture Film Grant Deadline Extended

2017 Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant deadline extended to March 20.

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March 27 – LHC Hosts Authors Jeremy Alford and Tyler Bridges

New book tells the inside history of the 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial race.

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Listen! The Frame: A Louisiana Photography Podcast

Series showcases on Louisiana photographers through free public events that are recorded and distributed as podcasts.

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PRIME TIME Visits 81st Street Early Childhood Education Center

PRIME TIME and BHP Billiton at a PRIME TIME Preschool site in Caddo Parish.

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“Purchased Lives” at West Baton Rouge Library

“Purchased Lives” traveling exhibition produced by HNOC.

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PRIME TIME Preschool Reaches Red River Parish

PRIME TIME Preschool will launch its first Red River Parish preschool program this spring.

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Dr. Helen Taylor, Humanities Hero

The LEH staff is deeply appreciate her as our March Humanities Hero.

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Save the Date! Bright Lights in the Humanities Awards April 13

The LEH selected William Joyce as its 2017 Humanist of the Year.

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Catherine Kuhlman, Humanities Hero

The LEH congratulates and appreciates our February Humanities Hero of Covington, Louisiana.

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LEH Seeks Poet Laureate Nominations

The LEH is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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PRIME TIME Preschool Site Impacted by Tornado

Schaumburg Elementary in New Orleans East was heavily damaged by a tornado on February 7th.

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Union Pacific Grants $20,000 to PRIME TIME

Union Pacific approvedgrant to the LEH for PRIME TIME family literacy programming.

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PRIME TIME is Accepting Applications for a Program Assistant

PRIME TIME invites applications for a full time Program Assistant.

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Feb. 18: St. Francisville’s Writers and Readers Symposium

Louisiana Poet Laureate Peter Cooley read and discuss his poems and creative process.

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Christopher Cromwell Named New VP of Finance and Administration

The LEH welcomes Christopher Cromwell as Vice President of Finance and Administration.

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LEH Accepting Nominations for 2017-19 Poet Laureate

The LEH is seeking nominations for Louisiana’s next Poet Laureate.

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Create Louisiana French Culture Film Grant Guidelines

Deadline is March 6 for films exploring Louisiana-French culture.

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Walton Family Foundation Supports LEH Coastal Initiative

Grant award from The Walton Family Foundation to support Louisiana’s coast.

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Todd Mouton, Humanities Hero

Todd Mouton is a writer, producer and non-profit executive for more than two decades

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Give to the LEH Annual Fund and Preserve the Humanities

Celebrate our shared humanity through our shared values and our common loves.

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Bright Lights in the Humanities Awards Shaping Up for April 13

The 2017 Bright Lights Awards will be at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge.

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PRIME TIME Announces Leadership for Ouachita Head Start

Stalanda Bradford Butcher has been named Head Start Director for Ouachita Parish.

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Amy Ricke Named LEH Human Resources Generalist

Amy Ricke has over nine years of HR experience working in many different business sectors.

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Patty Palmer Joins the LEH as LCV Sales Director

LCV depends on our trusted advertising partners for support.

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Jan. 31: Antenna: Signals No. 4

Series is funded in part by a 2016 LEH Rebirth Grant.

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February 3 “Attakapas” at the Manship Theater in Baton Rouge

Zachary Richard will perform at the Manship Theater in the Shaw Center for the Arts.

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Nominate for Humanities Awards

The LEH is now accepting public nominations for the 2017 Humanities Awards.

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Dr. Nancy Dixon, Humanities Hero

Dr. Nancy Dixon is Professor of English at Dillard University.

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Louisiana Cultural Vistas Offers Discount for Holiday Gift Subscriptions

This season, through December 31, LCV offers a special discount of $15 each.

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PRIME TIME Named Innovative Humanities Indicator

PRIME TIME featured in infographic for the Humanities Indicators.

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LEH Awards Strategic Partnership Grant for “Attakapas”

$5,000 Strategic Partnership Grant to support “Attakapas.”

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Tricentennial book to chronicle New Orleans’ influence on the world

Landmark publication scheduled for release in fall 2017.

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LEH Attends National Humanities Conference in Salt Lake City

The Federation of State Humanities Councils convenes its annual conference with the theme “Humanities Partnerships.

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LEH Offers Emergency Grants to La. Cultural Organizations

The LEH announces 2016 Emergency Grants for organizations affected by the 2016 floods.

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PRIME TIME Wins Federal Grant for Ouachita Parish Head Start

PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Head Start grantee for Ouachita Parish.

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Maida Owens – October Humanities Hero

A spotlight on Maida Owens, one of LEH’s Board of Directors.

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Visit the LEH at the Louisiana Book Festival

The LEH support the 2016 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge.

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Museum on Main Street’s “Hometown Teams” Opens in Long Leaf

“Hometown Teams” exhibition currently touring Louisiana with LEH support.

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“Restoration Roadshow” for Flood Damaged Items

“Restoration Roadshow” to provide the public with free consultations for flood-damaged belongings.

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U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Announces Selection

PRIME TIME, Inc. to be the Head Start grantee for Ouachita Parish.

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Glenda Erwin – Humanities Hero

A spotlight on Glenda Erwin, one of LEH’s Board of Directors.

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LEH 2016 Rebirth Grant Opportunities Open

Application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Hometown Teams Closes Sept. 24 in Ruston

Museum on Main Street exhibition “Hometown Teams” is sponsored by the LEH and the Smithsonian Institute.

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LEH Seeks New VP of Education

LEH seeks an experienced professional to serve as Vice President of Education.

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LCV Fall 2016 Issue is Here!

New stories, columns, and videos from Louisiana on LCV Fall 2016 issue.

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Storyteller Jeannine Beekman – Humanities Hero

Professional storyteller captivated the audience.

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August 13 – “Hometown Teams” Hits Ruston

Lincoln Parish Library hosts “Hometown Teams” August 13 through September 24.

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Satchmo Summerfest Features LEH Pulitzer Initiative

The LEH and Satchmo Summerfest marked their second year of partnership.

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RosaMary Foundation Invests $15,000 in PRIME TIME

Since 1997, the RosaMary Foundation has been LEH’s steadfast supporter and friend.

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PRIME TIME Wins United Way of Southeast Louisiana Grant

LEH won its first United Way of Southeast Louisiana grant.

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PRIME TIME Produces Record Number of Programs in La.

PRIME TIME will implement 30 programs focusing on civic education in fall 2016.

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Entergy Corporation Wins Civic 50 Award

Entergy Corporation has been named to “The Civic 50” in 2016, as one of the nation’s most community-minded volunteer programs.

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LEH Announces 2016 Rebirth Grant Deadline

Application deadline is October 1, 2016.

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser Hosts “Hometown Teams” Opening in Natchitoches

Lieutenant Governor joined supporters to kick off “Hometown Teams” in Natchitoches.

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“Humanities Hero” Willie Mount Receives Honorary McNeese Doctorate

LEH board member received an honorary doctorate from McNeese University.

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Liz Ary and Sharonda Williams Join LEH Board of Directors

The LEH welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors.

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PRIME TIME Wins $50,000 from Beaird Family Foundation for Caddo Parish

Beaird Family Foundation’s fifth year of support for the LEH’s PRIME TIME programs.

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Last Days to Catch Hometown Teams in Homer – Next Up: Natchitoches!

Exhibition continues at the Claiborne Parish Library in Homer until June 18.

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The LEH Sponsors Prison Symposium at Angola

A daylong symposium hosted on the grounds of Angola Penitentiary.

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Give to the LEH Annual Fund and Share the Humanities

Support the humanities this season.

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THNOC and LEH Partner for “Purchased Lives” Traveling Exhibit

A traveling panel exhibition explores the history of the domestic slave trade.

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W.K. Kellogg Funds Full Circle: Engaging Kids, Parents & Teachers

PRIME TIME implement a comprehensive initiative to engage kids, parents and educators in the pursuit of academic success.

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May 13: “Museum on Main Street” Pitches in Homer

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street honors the legendary Homer High School Pelicans.

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PRIME TIME and the NEH Present A More Perfect Union

Judge Paulette Irons advocates for the power of civic education for American families.

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April 14: Meet Peter Cooley, Louisiana Poet Laureate

April is National Poetry Month — read on to learn where Louisiana’s poets will perform.

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2016 Humanist Zachary Richard Emboldens Humanities at Bright Lights

The Bright Lights Awards Ceremony was a rousing success! See photos from the event!

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Join Donna Edwards and Billy Nungesser at 2016 Bright Lights

Bright Lights Awards Dinner will be held at the Marigny Opera House.

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“Hometown Teams” Kicks Off in Winnsboro on March 19

The Old Post Office Museum kicks off the Louisiana tour of “Hometown Teams,” a Museum on Main Street exhibition.

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Visit New Exhibition Space for LSU Museum’s Permanent Collection

On March 4, the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge unveiled the reinstallation of its enhanced permanent collection.

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Watch! Florida Humanities Releases New PRIME TIME Video

PRIME TIME affiliates offer new visions in their own states.

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March 31, “Latino Americans in Lafayette” Film Screening and Discussion

LEH hosts lively interchange and oral histories from Lafayette’s Latino community.

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LEH Annual Fund Drive is ON!

Support the humanities this season.

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Call for Nominations for 2016 Humanities Awards

Annual awards recognize outstanding contributions to the humanities.

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LEH Wins Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative Grant

Funding will support Louisiana writers and festivals.

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#CreateLouisiana Winner Announced

Inaugural $50,000 filmmaker prize awarded to “Plaquemines.”

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LEH Receives $10,000 “Latino Americans” Grant

Council will partner with organizations in Lafayette for yearlong events.

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Support the LEH on GIVE NOLA DAY

Get on our level on May 5!

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Louisiana Teachers! Attend 2015 Tennessee WIlliams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Travel stipends and scholarships available for festival in the French Quarter.

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LEH’s Light Up for Literacy Campaign Continues

Earrings benefit literacy efforts across Louisiana.

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LEH Announces New Leadership

Miranda Restovic named first female director in council’s 44-year history.

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Humanities Books for the Holidays

Looking for the perfect book for a friend or family member who loves Louisiana?

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PRIME TIME and BHP Billiton Partner to Improve Preschool Education in Louisiana

LEH and BHP-Billiton announce $540,000 partnership to support innovative PRIME TIME Preschool program.

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