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Tennessee Williams Tribute

The fall season of literary festivals in the South officially begins each year with the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus, Miss., an official city along the Southern Literary Trail, a project funded by AHF, and birthplace of the playwright. This year’s edition begins on September 7 and continues through September […]

Addressing a historical blind spot in Alabama

The topic of a major 2009 SUPER Teacher Institute is one that SUPER participants have consistently requested the past 7+ years I have served as manager of this program. The Institute, which runs June 28-July 3, will discuss “Slavery in Alabama: Public Amnesia and Historical Memory,” and is a partnership project of the Alabama Humanities […]

Obama nominates new NEH chairmain

The president has nominated Jame Leach as the National Endowment for the Humanities chairman. Some observers may be surprised by the choice (Leach is a Republican)–but I doubt party lines mean much for our small national agency. What we’re most interested in is a chairman who will see the value of our work with the […]