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Submit Nominations for LEH Board of Directors Now

We are currently seeking nominations of Louisiana residents interested in supporting educational innovation, explorations of history, and meaningful engagement with culture for our statewide Board of Directors.  

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Mark Constitution Day with LEH and Author Fatima Shaik

Join LEH for a Constitution Day lecture with author Fatima Shaik, winner of the 2022 Humanities Book of the Year.

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Two Screenings of “Iron Sharpens Iron” in Plaquemines Parish

“Iron Sharpens Iron” (2022) chronicles Ironton’s fight against the development of the Plaquemines Liquids Terminal (PLT) atop land that includes the community’s ancestral burial grounds, as well as the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ida.

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64 Parishes Receives Eight Press Club Awards Nominations

We’re excited to announce that 64 Parishes and contributors have been nominated eight times across seven categories in the 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the Press Club of New Orleans.

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Nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards opening August 1

On August 1 the LEH will begin accepting public nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards, our annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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“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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Smithsonian Exhibit Examining Voting Rights Coming to Towns Across Louisiana

The exhibition “Voices and Votes” is the centerpiece of Who Gets to Vote?, a statewide LEH initiative focused on civic engagement.

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