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LEH Supports Ernest J. Gaines Center Summer Teacher Institute

An LEH Rebirth Grant supported the Second Annual Ernest J. Gaines Summer Teaching Institute, held June 8-12 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Ten teachers spent the week studying the life and work of the seminal Louisiana author. On June 10, the teachers and several LEH staffers visited Mr. Gaines at his home in Point Coupee Parish.

The Ernest J. Gaines Center maintains an active blog where readers can find new scholarship, primary documents and related news. Click here to visit the blog. The LEH congratulates the Center’s interim director, Dr. Matthew Teutsch, on a successful institute.

The LEH continues to support the study of Gaines’ work. Click here to read “The Autobiography of Mr. Ernest Gaines,” published in 1990 in the first issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas, and visit for an entry on the author.