Coming May 11: Virtual Road Scholars Series

Alabama Humanities’ Road Scholars program is going virtual with its first ever series of presentations on Zoom. As part of our effort to deliver greater access of our programs, AHF will launch the series with “Pen Strokes of Justice: Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys.” It will be followed by a book discussion by Peggy […]

Alabama Humanities opens applications for $500K in CARES relief grants

BIRMINGHAM – Alabama Humanities Foundation opened the application process today on $500,000 in CARES Act relief grant funding in support of Alabama nonprofits that have demonstrated a commitment to public humanities programming. Applications are online at: alabamahumanities.org/ahf-cares/. Applications will be open for a first round through May 15. Additional applications will be taken on a […]

Alabama Humanities names new executive director

Alabama Humanities Foundation named Dr. Lynn Clark, former head of the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Coalition, as executive director of Alabama Humanities Foundation. She officially took the post April 1 in the midst of a statewide quarantine in Louisiana and Alabama and has been directing the Alabama operation through virtual meetings, telephone conferences and electronic correspondence. […]

Alabama History Day competition goes ‘virtual’

Alabama History Day, originally scheduled for April 17 at Auburn University in Montgomery, has been postponed to May 1 with a new twist – It’s going virtual and has rescheduled deadlines. “Due to the looming crisis we all face with COVID-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, we are taking extra precautions recommended by the Centers for […]

Alabama Book Festival postponed

As our state and nation face the pandemic of COVID-19, or coronavirus, social responsibility has become the guiding principle in how we deal with this looming crisis. It is incumbent upon each of us, as individuals and as groups and organizations, to take precautions that might seem extreme but are aimed at slowing the rate […]

Sparkman High teacher to help create new teaching guide

Erin Coggins National History Day announced that Erin Coggins, a teacher at Sparkman High School in Harvest, is one of only 10 master teachers who will create a valuable new classroom resource. This guide will be the newest addition to the wealth of materials provided by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) […]