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TKAM 2010: The man from Maycomb and the man from Maui

In the AHF-organized exhibition, “TKAM 2010: To Kill a Mockingbird—Awakening America’s Conscience,” are two arresting portraits: “Slavery” by Nall, and “Charles” by Caleb O’Connor. Neither work was executed specifically for the show, though Nall created “Slavery” in 2006 as an icon for the “Violata Pax” exhibition in Monaco using references to the book. Nevertheless, both […]

Be a part of the art

As part of its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the publishing of To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM), and to celebrate the book’s lasting significance for the state, country and the world, AHF has asked select local, statewide and national artists to create original works of art inspired by the book and its themes. The […]

Check out our online speakers bureau catalog

The Alabama Humanities Foundation has launched ahf.net/speakersbureau, our first-ever online Road Scholars Speakers Bureau catalog. We are now accepting requests for speakers bureau programs. We would also like to take this time to point out new changes in our booking procedures and guidelines that are highlighted below. New guidelines and procedure changes effective January 1, […]

Do you know what Mr. Ford knew?

Selling that is not selling is often the best selling. That’s something Mr. Ford knew and why he was one of the best. Mr. Ford, oddly enough, sold Buicks. He lived in a town a half hour’s drive from the dealership where he worked. Just about every day, Mr. Ford drove a different customer’s Buick […]

SUPER–a year in review

AHF’s 2009 SUPER (School and University Partners for Educational Renewal) Teacher Program calendar concluded September 28-29 with a follow-up meeting to this summer’s teacher institute “Slavery in America: Public Amnesia, Historical Memory,” held June 28-July 3. A partnership project of AHF and the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), with additional support provided by […]

A short straw

There is a saying around Enterprise, Alabama: “If you paddle your own canoe, there is no one to rock the boat.” Last week I heard a story from a small town, not far from the Enterprise city limits. A farmer used to sit on a stone ridge that crossed his land and mourn over the […]

SES was a success!

On June 11, 2009, we took our SUPER Emerging Scholars to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to pair up with the Institute’s Legacy Youth Leadership program participants. We brought with us our lead scholars, Dr. Jacqueline Wood and Dr. Karen Gardiner, as well as Dr. Amalia Amaki, to share lessons in the humanities in conjunction […]