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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, […]

The Importance of Humanities Programming In Strengthening Communities

Wayne Flynt, Emeritus professor of history at Auburn University and recipient of the 1991 Alabama Humanities Award, recently published his memoir with the University of Alabama Press titled Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. In it he describes Auburn’s work—often through AHF’s vital support—in reaching out to the state’s communities through public programming in […]

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 […]

New Birmingham-Southern President To Speak at Luncheon

The Alabama Humanities Foundation’s annual awards luncheon is just around the corner! Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at noon at the Wynfrey Hotel, we hope you will join us to hear our keynote speaker, Gen. Charles C. Krulak, the new president of Birmingham-Southern College. General Krulak served 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His last […]

A Short 499-Mile Journey

The Alabama Humanities Foundation is sponsoring a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, now in Alexander City. This post is one in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, or it […]

Awards Luncheon Coming Soon!

Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced AHF would like to cordially invite you to our annual awards luncheon, held this year at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham on September 26, 2011 at noon. Our keynote speaker will be Gen. Charles C. Krulak, the new president of Birmingham-Southern College. We will award the Alabama Humanities Award […]