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Preserve Your Public Humanities Programs

  As you’ve likely seen, the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH and the Alabama Humanities Foundation play vital roles in American and Alabama culture and civic life by reaching into communities to support local cultural organizations, museums, and schools. Last year, AHF — with funding from NEH — […]

Emancipation Proclamation turns 150 this week

AHF joins the National Endowment for the Humanities in celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s unveiling of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, a key moment in the process that led to the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery in the United States. Visit NEH’s Emancipation Nation: Celebrating Freedom, the NEH’s Constitution Day […]

NEH Chair Jim Leach on civility in a fractured society

In 2010, NEH Chair Jim Leach sat down with Samford’s John Knapp to discuss civility in a fractured society. Leach was in Birmingham as part of a national tour to promote greater civility in the nation’s political life, and he spoke at Samford’s Brock Recital Hall. AHF sponsored the event with Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann […]