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Five Alabama teachers win Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships

BIRMINGHAM – Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships to five teachers in Alabama to enhance studies at their schools. The 2018 winners of $1,000 scholarships are: Tammy Brown, a sixth-grade teacher at Central School in Madison; Janet Leffard, a teacher at Olive J. Dodge Elementary School in Mobile; Karen S. Grimes, a librarian […]

Former State Bar executive earns Alabama Humanities service award

Alabama Humanities Foundation will honor Reggie Hamner, former secretary and executive director of the Alabama State Bar Association, with the Wayne Greenhaw Service to the Humanities Award Oct. 1 at The Alabama Colloquium. The Colloquium will be held at the Birmingham Museum of Art, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The award, presented during Alabama Humanities Foundation’s […]

Alabama 12-year-old’s lynching documentary acclaimed

Lily Hoyle, 12, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, before the screening of her documentary, “The Lynching That Brought Down the Klan in Alabama.” (Contributed by John Hoyle) By Shelly Haskins shaskins@al.com Lily Hoyle is 12. She’s a sweet, smart little girl from Mobile, with blonde hair and braces. She’s also the […]

Alabama Humanities awards $46,000 in state grants

Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded more than $46,000 in major and mini-grants in its latest round of giving for humanities projects across the state. In the major grant category, winning projects, recipients, location of grantee and amount awarded were: Rosenwald Field Trip Scholarships, Burritt on the Mountain, Madison County, $7,392: The Rosenwald Scholarship Fund will aid […]

What Comes to Light discussion series slated for fall

A “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” discussion series is scheduled this fall in Rainsville/Ft. Payne, Thomasville and Talladega. WHAT COMES TO LIGHT: ALABAMA JOURNALISTS AND AN INFORMED CITIZENRY is a series of public forums devoted to provoking deliberation and discussion of the role of journalism in a democracy and contributions of the humanities to an informed […]

Pulitzer Prize winning author to discuss new documentary in Birmingham

Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery By Another Name, will discuss his new documentary film, The Harvest, in Birmingham on Thursday, July 12, 6pm @ Ramsay High School in Birmingham. AHF would like to thank our media partner WBHM for their support. Their News Director Gigi Douban will moderate the event. This event, presented by Alabama […]

New officers, board take helm at Alabama Humanities

Michon Trent Alabama Humanities Foundation elected Mobile’s Michon Trent chair of the board for 2018 along with a new slate of officers and board members. Vice Chair is Dr. Carmen Burkhalter, Florence; Secretary is Velma Tribue, Dothan; treasurer, Beth Wise, Huntsville, and board members, Dr. John Kvach, Huntsville, and Judge David Rains, Ft. Payne. “Our […]

Hometown Teams

Museum on Main Street is a partnership project of the Smithsonian Institution, state humanities councils, and rural museums across America. The latest MoMS exhibit is “Hometown Teams.” The latest exhibit to tour Alabama kicks off in February with Hometown Teams. No part of American culture so colorfully and passionately celebrates American ideals as does sports. […]