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January 18, 2024

Announcing the 2024 Humanities Awards Winners

Dickie Landry has been named the 2024 Humanist of the Year.

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February 12, 2024

Get Your Bright Lights Tickets Now

Tickets to LEH's annual celebration of the brightest lights in Louisiana humanities, the Humanities Awards winners, are available now!

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News & Media

Summer Intensive Teacher Workshop Announced, Applications Open Now

The 2024 Institute for Louisiana Culture and History intensive workshop for Louisiana social studies educators will take place June 24–26 in New Orleans and focus on Louisiana’s Reconstruction-era history.

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LEH

Randy K. Haynie Named Chair of LEH Board of Directors

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has named Randy K. Haynie as chair of the organization’s Board of Directors and welcomed M. Cleland Powell III to the board through a chair’s appointment.

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Dickie Landry Named 2024 Humanist of the Year

Richard “Dickie” Landry—saxophonist, composer, photographer, and painter—has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2024 Humanist of the Year.

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