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.

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.

Thank you for your interest and understanding.

The 2016 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

Public Call for Nominations

You are invited to nominate candidates for the annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

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.