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Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words Kickoff March 2016– Registration Now Open

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

North Carolina Humanities Council Receives Grant for Programming to Celebrate Pulitzer Prize Centennial

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.

Announcing the 2016 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Inductees

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.

Honoring the Life of Alice Barkley

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.

A Look Back: The 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

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.

John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities Announcement

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! 

 

National Endowment for the Humanities celebrates its 50th anniversary

The National Endowment for the Humanities kicks off year-long celebration of the agency’s 50th anniversary  

WASHINGTON (September 28, 2015) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this week will kick off a year-long celebration of the agency’s 50th anniversary

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Harvey Gantt Highest Honor

North Carolina Humanities Council trustees have selected Harvey Gantt as the recipient of the 2015 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award recognizes Gantt for his lifelong achievements as an advocate for the public humanities across North Carolina. The Caldwell Award ceremony will be held on October 15, 2015, at the Mint Museum in Uptown, Charlotte at 6:00 pm. A reception will follow at the Harvey Gantt Center. The events are free and open to the public. RSVP is required due to space limitation.

Recipients of Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War Announced

The North Carolina Humanities Council has selected Wilkes Central High School’s project “Hammer Down” and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County’s “Invisible Wounds of War” as the recipients of the Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War grants for the spring cycle. Standing Together is an initiative launched by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to promote the understanding of the military experience and to support returning veterans.

2015 Call for Trustee Nominations

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites nominations for North Carolina Humanities Council trustees. Candidates must be North Carolina residents committed to advancing the North Carolina Humanities Council’s mission to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life and to facilitate the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.