Welcome to the North Carolina Humanities Council

Since 1972 the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has made the humanities a cornerstone of public life. Take a look at what the North Carolina Humanities Council offers your community, use the calendar to locate an event, consider applying for a grant, or contact the staff to find out how and where the Council is at work across the state.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites you to join us for our 2016 statewide initiative Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a multifaceted public program to highlight the influence of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature, and drama on our world. The project connects Prize winners and their work to live and online audiences through engaging discussions, presentations, and conversations across the state. Pulitzer NC is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. For more information and to register for events, please visit www.pulitzernc.org  


Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle brings four outstanding films on the long civil rights movement to communities across the United States. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities developed Created Equal as a special initiative of the Endowment's Bridging Cultures initiative. The Created Equal series encourages communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life. Four outstanding documentary films, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1960s, are the centerpiece of this series. Each of these films was supported by NEH, and each tells remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation.

Format: DVD

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites cultural and civic organizations in the state’s rural areas to apply to host “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution and part of its national Museum on Main Street project.

CHARLOTTE, NC / May 5, 2016 — For the first time in its 44-year history, the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) will hold a quarterly meeting in a community other than where the organization is based, convening at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in Blowing Rock on May 19-20.

This week the North Carolina Humanities Council remembers the life and legacy of Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Jr., who passed away on March 12, 2016. Fountain was a long time educator in North Carolina and a member of our Constituting Committee from 1971–1972. Fountain also served as a trustee on the Council’s board for five years.

NC Vets For Words: A Veterans’ Book Group gives veterans a chance to connect with one another, share their experiences, and strengthen their sense of community through literature and discussion. The group is open to any veteran, regardless of age, gender, or branch of service. We will meet once a month for five months starting on Weds. March 23, 2016 to discuss a selection of short readings (10 - 40 pages per session) broadly related to war and homecoming.

**Pulitzer NC March 15 program change** Due to unforeseen circumstances, the March 15th program “Truth to Power: Democratizing Information” will not take place as planned. We are working to reschedule the program for as soon as possible. Please check for updates and for the calendar of other scheduled events in the Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words initiative.

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