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Colloquium draws crowd, rave reviews

When the Alabama Colloquium concluded Oct. 7, rave reviews came from all points in the more than 300-member crowd in attendance at Birmingham’s The Club. Taking center stage were the 2019 Fellows, who captivated the audience with their perspectives on the humanities and how people and events had on their lives. They were: Marquita Davis, […]

A debt of gratitude …

Thank you to our Alabama Humanities Fellows, our sponsors, moderator Michel Martin, Wayne Greenhaw Service Award winner, recipients of the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships and the more than 300 attending our 2019 Colloquium. As Helen Keller put it, “Alone we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.” Our hats are off to […]

Lynne Berry Vallely receives Greenhaw Service Award

Longtime AHF Board Member and former Chair Lynne Berry Vallely accepted the Wayne Greenhaw Service Award to Alabama Humanities at The Colloquium Oct. 7, saying she was “deeply honored” with the award. As a friend and colleague of the late author and AHF board member for whom the award is named, the honor made it […]

Alabama Humanities awards $44,761 in state grants

Alabama Humanities Foundation has awarded nearly $45,000 in major and mini-grants in its latest round of giving for humanities projects across the state. The winning projects, recipients and locations of the grantees include: Exploring the Humanities with the Alabama Prison Arts and Education Project, Auburn University-Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project, Auburn, Lee County Lecture […]

Alabama students win at National History Day

Three Alabama schools took home top honors in National History Day 2019 in College Park, MD, an intensive competition that drew students from across the country. Winners were: Starlyn Fistein – Phillips Preparatory School, Mobile, Alabama, Outstanding State Entry (Junior Individual Performance, The Legacy of Cudjo “Kazoola” Lewis: How the Hatred and Heartbreak of a Transatlantic […]

AHF mourns the passing of Elaine Wood Hughes

Elaine Wood Hughes, former Chair and long serving Board Member recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Elaine was Professor Emerita of English and an award-winning scholar who taught 40 years on the faculty of her alma mater, the University of Montevallo. She was known for her passion for liberal arts and served as […]

Anabranch to feature Moonlight star, Princeton scholar, children’s authors

Anabranch, a two-day event celebrating literature and the humanities, features two distinguished Alabama natives – scholar Imani Perry and André Holland, star of films, TV and stage – who will discuss their respective careers and Alabama roots at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre April 11. The kickoff of Anabranch is the onstage conversation between Perry and Holland, […]

Humanities event to feature workshops with nationally known authors

Nationally known authors will headline a full day of free workshops featured in Anabranch, celebrating literature and the humanities in association with the 14th Annual Alabama Book Festival, April 11-13. The events get underway Thursday at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre with an onstage conversation between Princeton scholar Imani Perry and award-winning actor Andre Holland, both of […]

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 […]