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Alabama History Day 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018, after a full morning of judging, winners of Alabama History Day were announced by T.C. McLemore, Programs Director at Alabama Humanities Foundation. AHF partnered with Auburn University in Montgomery to host the competition on the campus of AUM. Alabama History Day is the state affiliate of the National History Day competition […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here We Mark the Price of Freedom

On Veterans Day, AHF Board of Directors chairman Jim Noles travelled to Pine Hill, Alabama, to speak at the town’s third annual Veterans Day celebration.  Pine Hill is a small town with a population of approximately 400 people, in Wilcox County, about two and a half hours south of Birmingham.  The following are Jim’s remarks. I thank […]

National Arts and Humanities Month

There are two weeks left in October, two weeks more of National Arts and Humanities Month. As the president said in 2009, “Throughout our nation’s history, the power of the arts and humanities to move people has built bridges and enriched lives, bringing individuals and communities together through the resonance of creative expression. It is […]

Remembering The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

To say that The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth helped change the face of Alabama would diminish the impact of this civil rights leader. The Rev. Shuttlesworth helped change the face of this nation. Last year, the Alabama Humanities Foundation honored The Rev. Shuttlesworth with a resolution, applauding “his lifetime of dedication and service to humankind and […]

The Stonetalker’s Memorial

There’s been much ado about memorials of late, many which, sadly, draw people to opposing sides and defeat their intended purposes. So it was refreshing recently to experience a memorial not embedded with controversy, not erected for profit, not seeking the glamour of fame. This opportunity arose when, once again, my wife dragged me reluctantly, […]

Journey to Alexander City

Main Street in Alexander City is exactly what you would expect a town’s Main Street to be: charming, welcoming. A small street lined with shops and government buildings and a real soda fountain at Carlisle Drug. It is here, in this storied town’s center, where the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “Journey Stories” is housed in the […]