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In the news: Stony the Road makes headlines, newscasts

Thirty teachers from across the country followed historic footsteps through Alabama as part “Stony the Road We Trod…”: Exploring Alabama’s Civil Rights Legacy, made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant presented in partnership with AHF. The three-week teacher institute in July enabled teachers from California to Texas to New Jersey and a […]

Attention teachers: Riley Memorial Scholarship deadline Aug. 30

The Aug. 30 deadline is approaching for applications for the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship, awarded to K-8 teachers for history and civics-related projects in their schools and classrooms. The Alabama Humanities Foundation awards the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship annually at The Colloquium. Created in memory of Jenice Riley, the scholarship recognizes educators who share her […]

DeKeyser appointed to national humanities council

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s appointment of Alabama Humanities Foundation Executive Director Armand DeKeyser to the National Council on the Humanities. DeKeyser was one of 16 leading humanities scholars and advocates named to the 26-member advisory board. “We are delighted to welcome this distinguished group to the National Council,” NEH Chairman Jon Parrish […]

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 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 […]