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New relief grants available for North Carolina organizations affected by coronavirus

$628,300 in grants will be made to historical societies, museums, and other humanities-focused groups

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 12, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council is accepting applications for more than $600,000 in emergency grants to support nonprofit cultural organizations in the state experiencing hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. James W. Clark, Jr. to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

CHARLOTTE, NC (April, 23, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has selected Dr. James W. Clark, Jr. as the recipient of the 2020 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.

Watershed Moments: Bringing Attention to North Carolina’s Relationship with the Environment

CHARLOTTE, NC (4/9/2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council proudly announces its two-year initiative, “Watershed Moments,” designed to explore our varied relationships with the environment, culturally and historically.

To experience how journalism, media and the humanities can help us analyze significant environmental issues, “Watershed Moments” programs will include a Statewide Read of The Water Knife and Dry, an environmental journalism panel, film discussion series, and the statewide tour of the Smithsonian exhibit, Water/Ways.

Virtual Writing Contest Opens April 1, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NC (March 30, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide cultural nonprofit, invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for its 2020 Linda Flowers Literary Award. The award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing. Submissions will be accepted online from April 1-June 25, 2020 at www.nchumanities.org.

2019 Linda Flowers Literary Award Recipient Announced

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 16, 2019) –On November 9, the North Carolina Humanities Council announced Shirlette Ammons as the recipient of its 2019 Linda Flowers Literary Award for her expert entry from “Labor of Love: A Personal Travelogue of Black Labor.”

New Board Chair Leadership to Usher in New Trustees

Ten New Trustees Join the Board of the North Carolina Humanities Council

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Over $58,000 to NC Non Profits

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 20, 2019) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $59,629 in grant funding through its 2019 Large Grant program to three North Carolina nonprofits for community based public humanities programs.

Humanities Program Excellence Award Presented to I AM not the MEdia, Inc

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 8, 2019) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected I AM not the MEdia and their Fall 2018 “Cyber Citizen Series” program as the recipient of the 2019 Harlan Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities.

The Council’s Board of Trustees selected I AM not the MEdia because of “Cyber Citizen Series’” commitment to youth programming and focus on building critical thinking skills among teens. The 2019 Gradin Award will be presented in Charlotte this December.

North Carolina’s Letters About Literature Winners Announced

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 6, 2019) – The North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the North Carolina Humanities Council, is pleased to announce the 2019 winners for the state-wide Letters About Literature competition. The competition asks students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author about how the work affected them.

Out of the hundreds of entries received, the selected North Carolina winners are:

Jaki Shelton Green to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Public award ceremony held in Durham, October 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 23, 2019) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Jaki Shelton Green as the recipient of the 2019 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor. A public award ceremony and reception will be held in Durham, October 2019. Event details will be announced in early summer. The event will be open to public.

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