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A photo of 2020 Humanist Award Winner, Terence Blanchard

2020 Humanities Awards Winners

We are excited to announce the 2020 Humanist of the Year: Terence Blanchard. These awards are part of our effort to highlight those making significant contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities.

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Image of the Black Republican newspaper from 1865

Split Press Initiative

We have been awarded $34,793 for “Split Press: Democracy, Race, and Media Outlets in Black and White,” a project exploring the relationship between the media and African American experiences of civil rights in Louisiana.

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This Year’s Gustave Blache III Scholarships Recipients

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Gustave Blache III Art Scholarships: Cierra Johnson, recipient of the undergraduate scholarship, and Myron Solomon, recipient of the graduate scholarship.

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An update on The Helis Foundation John Scott Center

We are excited to announce that work has officially begun on the construction of The Helis Foundation John Scott Center! A hub for integrated arts and humanities programming unlike any in the Gulf South, the center will open next year.

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LEH supporting public libraries through Rebirth PL Grants

The LEH is offering a special grant stream this year dedicated specifically to our state’s crucial public libraries. Rebirth PL Grants will support Louisiana public libraries’ transition to serving their communities virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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