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May 19, 2022

New Hub for Louisiana Social Studies Education

Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, LEH is establishing the Institute for Louisiana Culture and History, a statewide educational hub providing reliable, accessible Louisiana social studies resources to students and their teachers.

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October 26, 2021

LEH home to new mural dedicated to John Scott

Our New Orleans headquarters is home to a new, large-scale mural by local artist Ayo Scott. The mural, which is part of "Unframed" presented by The Helis Foundation, presented by the Arts Council New Orleans, is dedicated to his father, the late artist John Scott and precedes the opening of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center in early 2022.

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News & Media

“Who Gets to Vote” 2022 Schedule of Programs Announced

LEH’s Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America is a book club program focused on fostering conversations about the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the United States.

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LEH Establishing New Hub for Louisiana Social Studies Education

Thanks to a major grant from the Taylor Foundation, the LEH is establishing a statewide educational hub providing reliable, accessible Louisiana social studies resources to students and their teachers.

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Premiere of New LEH-produced Documentary June 8

“Iron Sharpens Iron”, a new documentary by John Richie and produced by the LEH set to premiere June 8, captures the community of Ironton’s struggles against racism, industrial encroachment, and extreme weather.

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