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 is excited to announce the kickoff to Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, our 2016 celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes in Charlotte, NC on March 9th

Celebrating 50 Years of Prize-Winning Editorial Cartooning UNCC Center City Campus Auditorium, March 9, 2016 – 7-8pm

Ed Williams, editor of The Charlotte Observer editorial pages for 25 years before his retirement in 2008, will provide a brief history of 50 years of editorial cartooning at The Charlot

Charlotte, NC – The North Carolina Humanities Council has received a $35,000 grant from the Pulitzer Prize Board to fund Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative.

SOUTHERN PINES—On Sunday, October 16, at 2:00 pm, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct three new members.

Clyde Edgerton, Margaret Maron, and Carl Sandburg will join the fifty-seven inductees currently enshrined, in a ceremony at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines.

The North Carolina Humanities Council commemorates the life and achievements of Former Executive Director Alice Barkley. Alice Robioux Smith Barkley passed away on December 7, 2015, surrounded by her family. Alice was born on December 15, 1935, to Ruth Alice Tilley Smith and Albert Eldridge Smith in Greensboro, North Carolina. A proud North Carolinian, Alice called several cities home, including Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and most recently Davidson.

We want to thank everyone who attend our October 2015 annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities event at our new home in Charlotte, NC! We are so pleased to have honored Harvey Gantt with our 2015 Caldwell Award for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina. We were also excited to bestow the Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities to the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for their exhibit The Struggle Continues.

Harvey B. Gantt to receive the North Carolina Humanities Council’s John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities on October 15th in Charlotte. Congresswoman Alma Adams, Congressional District 12, recognized our 2015 award recipient earlier this week in Congress. Please follow this link to watch her remarks. We hope you will come to celebrate Harvey B. Gantt with us next week!