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The AHF Board Member Experience by Crissy Nettles

As the summer comes to a close, so too does my time with the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) board. I’ve been so lucky and proud to be a member of this organization, especially as we have committed to becoming a transformative entity where Alabama’s stories can be shared in all 67 counties. Our board encompasses […]

Preserve Your Public Humanities Programs

  As you’ve likely seen, the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH and the Alabama Humanities Foundation play vital roles in American and Alabama culture and civic life by reaching into communities to support local cultural organizations, museums, and schools. Last year, AHF — with funding from NEH — […]

Humanities on the Hill 2017

Guest Blog by Crissy Nettles Last week I was lucky enough to travel with AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser to Humanities on the Hill, a 3-day whirlwind of sharing ideas with staff and board members from other humanities councils and face-to-face meetings with our Congressional representatives and their staffs. We brought maps and graphics showing […]

Press Release: Alabama Humanities Foundation Announces 2017 SUPER Teacher Schedule

For Immediate Release:                   February 8, 2017 Contact: T.C. McLemore; (205) 558-3999 Birmingham, Ala.—Registration is now live for our 2017 SUPER Teacher Workshops and Institutes. For over 25 years, AHF has partnered with archivists, scholars, higher education institutions, and historic sites to deliver unique and engaging professional […]

Traveling Exhibition on the Life and Career of Joe Louis Barrow at Chambers County, Alabama Library for 100th Birthday

In recognition of boxing great Joe Louis’ 100th birthday, a traveling exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of the pugilist will make its first stop of a cross-country tour in the boxer’s home county, Chambers County, Ala., on May 13. The exhibit, “Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context,” draws from images and […]

The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the story of a Holocaust survivor

More than 1,100 students from 18 schools across the state were afforded a rare opportunity to attend Mona Golabek’s performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane at Sanford University on April 22. Mona Golabek; Grammy nominee, concert pianist, author of The Children of Willesden Lane, and daughter of a Holocaust survivor; tells her mother’s story of survival interwoven with performances of […]

“Journey Proud” highlights the people, customs and traditions of Alabama

Journey Proud highlights the people, customs and traditions of Alabama. Alabama citizens if all ages will enjoy the experience of viewing and learning about the rich, diverse cultural traditions that make Alabama a special place! Gourd Houses, Decoration Day, Camp Fasola. Journey Proud will air on Alabama Public Television. The series is funded, in part, by a grant from Alabama Humanities […]

Symposium on Wed. June 26 will honor professor at UA

by the Tuscaloosa News, click here for a direct link The 2013 Whetstone/Seaman Symposium at the University of Alabama next week will honor UA professor of philosophy Rekha Nath, winner of the Whetstone/Seaman Faculty Development Award. The symposium, sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, is scheduled from […]