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Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring America’s Workforce Coming to North Carolina

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.

Humanities Council Trustees to Visit Blowing Rock

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.

Benjamin Eagles Fountain Jr.

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.

Pulitzer NC March 15 Program Postponed

**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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Announcing a Public Call for Nominations for the 2016 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

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.

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.