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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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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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LEH Awards More Than $160K in Programmatic Grants

Each year the LEH awards Rebirth Grants in support of public humanities projects implemented by cultural institutions large and small throughout the state. This year, we awarded $160k in grants to 11 libraries and 22 organizations around the state.

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64 Parishes Wins Seven Press Club of New Orleans Awards

64 Parishes magazine—published by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities—is a finalist in seven categories for the Press Club of New Orleans’s 62nd annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. Winners will be announced October 15.

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Join the LEH for a virtual lecture and discussion of the legacies of the 19th Amendment

Historian Lisa Tetrault will clarify the history of women’s suffrage by positioning 1920 as the middle of a much larger story about the pursuit of voting rights, a struggle that is today unfinished and ongoing.

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