Dozen Alabama organizations earn major humanities grants

Twelve recipients across Alabama have been awarded nearly $58,000 in federally-funded major grants from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The grants, totaling $57,868.16, will help support initiatives in literature, poetry, theater, history, music, education and documentary filmmaking. Winners and their projects are: Mentone Bicentennial Commission–Town of Mentone Mentone through the Years: A Video Time Capsule DeKalb […]

Humanities Foundation mini-grants top $11,000 in latest round of 2018-19 awards

In the latest round of awards by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in its mini-grant category, the organization gave $11,349 for projects, programs and activities throughout the state. Projects range from historic restoration to documentary filmmaking. Winners and the projects include:   Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center Andrew Jackson and His Legacy: A Workshop […]

New staff join AHF team

Alabama Humanities Foundation welcomes four new members to its staff in Programs, Development and Grants. As AHF makes this important transition, Executive Director Armand DeKeyser noted that it has already been a smooth one. “We are fortunate to have such high caliber individuals stepping into the roles that are so critical to our success. We […]

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 […]