Alabama students win at National History Day

Three Alabama schools took home top honors in National History Day 2019 in College Park, MD, an intensive competition that drew students from across the country. Winners were: Starlyn Fistein – Phillips Preparatory School, Mobile, Alabama, Outstanding State Entry (Junior Individual Performance, The Legacy of Cudjo “Kazoola” Lewis: How the Hatred and Heartbreak of a Transatlantic […]

AHF mourns the passing of Elaine Wood Hughes

Elaine Wood Hughes, former Chair and long serving Board Member recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Elaine was Professor Emerita of English and an award-winning scholar who taught 40 years on the faculty of her alma mater, the University of Montevallo. She was known for her passion for liberal arts and served as […]

Anabranch to feature Moonlight star, Princeton scholar, children’s authors

Anabranch, a two-day event celebrating literature and the humanities, features two distinguished Alabama natives – scholar Imani Perry and André Holland, star of films, TV and stage – who will discuss their respective careers and Alabama roots at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre April 11. The kickoff of Anabranch is the onstage conversation between Perry and Holland, […]

Humanities event to feature workshops with nationally known authors

Nationally known authors will headline a full day of free workshops featured in Anabranch, celebrating literature and the humanities in association with the 14th Annual Alabama Book Festival, April 11-13. The events get underway Thursday at Montgomery’s Capri Theatre with an onstage conversation between Princeton scholar Imani Perry and award-winning actor Andre Holland, both of […]

New Alabama History Day Special Award

Alabama Humanities Foundation is excited to announce a new special award for this year’s Alabama History Day competition! The Interstate Character Council Award is for AHD students who exhibit character or the development of character throughout the AHD process be it through their personal experience in the competition or as observed in their historical topic […]

Dozen Alabama organizations earn major humanities grants

Twelve recipients across Alabama have been awarded nearly $58,000 in federally-funded major grants from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The grants, totaling $57,868.16, will help support initiatives in literature, poetry, theater, history, music, education and documentary filmmaking. Winners and their projects are: Mentone Bicentennial Commission–Town of Mentone Mentone through the Years: A Video Time Capsule DeKalb […]

Humanities Foundation mini-grants top $11,000 in latest round of 2018-19 awards

In the latest round of awards by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in its mini-grant category, the organization gave $11,349 for projects, programs and activities throughout the state. Projects range from historic restoration to documentary filmmaking. Winners and the projects include:   Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center Andrew Jackson and His Legacy: A Workshop […]

New staff join AHF team

Alabama Humanities Foundation welcomes four new members to its staff in Programs, Development and Grants. As AHF makes this important transition, Executive Director Armand DeKeyser noted that it has already been a smooth one. “We are fortunate to have such high caliber individuals stepping into the roles that are so critical to our success. We […]

Five Alabama teachers win Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships

BIRMINGHAM – Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships to five teachers in Alabama to enhance studies at their schools. The 2018 winners of $1,000 scholarships are: Tammy Brown, a sixth-grade teacher at Central School in Madison; Janet Leffard, a teacher at Olive J. Dodge Elementary School in Mobile; Karen S. Grimes, a librarian […]