Alabama Humanities Alliance

Alabama Humanities Alliance The state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, AHA joins allies across the state through the understanding and appreciation of Alabama’s people, communities and cultures.
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AHF celebrated its 40-year anniversary in 2014! We are proud to serve the State of Alabama, a state with a wide array of fascinating history, tradition and culture. We want to hear from you, feel free to message us or post on our wall. Thank you for liking our page!

AHF celebrated its 40-year anniversary in 2014! We are proud to serve the State of Alabama, a state with a wide array of fascinating history, tradition and culture. We want to hear from you, feel free to message us or post on our wall. Thank you for liking our page!

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Do you know a cultural organization that could use some financial assistance recovering from the pandemic? A library, hi...
07/15/2021

Do you know a cultural organization that could use some financial assistance recovering from the pandemic? A library, historic site, museum, archive, or other humanities-focused nonprofit? Tag them below and let them know they can apply for an Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant for up to $20,000!

The deadline for this one-time funding opportunity is July 30.

Learn more and apply at https://alabamahumanities.org/grants/alabama-humanities-recovery-grants/.

#ALhumanities #alabama #museums #libraries #historicsites #archives #alabamahistory #alabamaarchives #alabamaculture

Do you know a cultural organization that could use some financial assistance recovering from the pandemic? A library, historic site, museum, archive, or other humanities-focused nonprofit? Tag them below and let them know they can apply for an Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant for up to $20,000!

The deadline for this one-time funding opportunity is July 30.

Learn more and apply at https://alabamahumanities.org/grants/alabama-humanities-recovery-grants/.

#ALhumanities #alabama #museums #libraries #historicsites #archives #alabamahistory #alabamaarchives #alabamaculture

How well do you know Alabama? Every Wednesday, we’ll share a #KnowYourBama pop quiz, highlighting nuggets from the Encyc...
07/14/2021

How well do you know Alabama? Every Wednesday, we’ll share a #KnowYourBama pop quiz, highlighting nuggets from the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Today’s Question: When do we celebrate Alabama’s birthday? Give us the month, day, and year.

Answers posted every Thursday morning!

Want to #KnowYourBama better? Check out the Encyclopedia of Alabama, a free, online reference resource for Alabama history, culture, geography, and environment. The Alabama Humanities Alliance developed the Encyclopedia with Auburn University. The site is now hosted by AU's Auburn University Outreach, Auburn University Libraries, and Auburn University OIT teams.

Today's page reference: http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1598

#KnowYourBama #ALhumanities #reddirtroad

How well do you know Alabama? Every Wednesday, we’ll share a #KnowYourBama pop quiz, highlighting nuggets from the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Today’s Question: When do we celebrate Alabama’s birthday? Give us the month, day, and year.

Answers posted every Thursday morning!

Want to #KnowYourBama better? Check out the Encyclopedia of Alabama, a free, online reference resource for Alabama history, culture, geography, and environment. The Alabama Humanities Alliance developed the Encyclopedia with Auburn University. The site is now hosted by AU's Auburn University Outreach, Auburn University Libraries, and Auburn University OIT teams.

Today's page reference: http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1598

#KnowYourBama #ALhumanities #reddirtroad

Know an incredible Alabama K-8 teacher who wants to lead more civics- and history-related projects in the classroom? Tag...
07/12/2021
Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship - Welcome to Alabama Humanities Alliance

Know an incredible Alabama K-8 teacher who wants to lead more civics- and history-related projects in the classroom? Tag them below and encourage them to apply for one of our Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships. Deadline is August 28!

https://alabamahumanities.org/program/jenice-riley-memorial-scholarship/ #ALhumanities #teachers

The scholarship competition for $1,000 scholarships is open to current Alabama educators of grades K-8, in public and private Alabama schools.

We’re thrilled to support this new Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama docuseries that explores the impact women have h...
07/09/2021

We’re thrilled to support this new Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama docuseries that explores the impact women have had on Alabama’s history and culture – from women’s suffrage to civil rights and much more. Check out the series on www.trailblazertv.org!

Learn more about our current grant opportunities: https://alabamahumanities.org/grants/

#ALhumanities #womeninhistory #granteespotlight

Women Who Shaped Alabama has officially premiered on Trailblazer TV! 🔥 https://trailblazertv.org/

This docuseries examines the impact that diverse women have had on the state of Alabama - from activists fighting for women's suffrage and civil rights, to an author who documented and celebrated African American culture in the south, to native American women past and present.

The stories of these women will be told by female historians and archivists.

We hope as girls watch this series and see women in leadership roles, as history-makers and as academics, their confidence in their own abilities to change the world will soar.

Women Who Shaped Alabama is presented by the Alabama Humanities Alliance.

Watch the premiere episode today and then tune in for new episodes on Fridays! 🔥 https://trailblazertv.org/

Did the #FourthofJuly inspire you to examine American independence more fully? Check out our new podcast series that exp...
07/05/2021

Did the #FourthofJuly inspire you to examine American independence more fully? Check out our new podcast series that explores Black Alabamians’ fight for the vote — and beyond. #ALhumanities #civilrights

https://alabamahumanities.org/program/why-it-matters/

Did the #FourthofJuly inspire you to examine American independence more fully? Check out our new podcast series that explores Black Alabamians’ fight for the vote — and beyond. #ALhumanities #civilrights

https://alabamahumanities.org/program/why-it-matters/

Cultural organizations make Alabama a richer, smarter, and more vibrant place to live and learn. That’s why we’re awardi...
07/01/2021
Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants - Welcome to Alabama Humanities Alliance

Cultural organizations make Alabama a richer, smarter, and more vibrant place to live and learn. That’s why we’re awarding $800K this summer to help humanities-based nonprofits recover from the pandemic — and thrive once again.

The application period begins TODAY and runs through July 30.

Interested? Visit https://alabamahumanities.org/grants/alabama-humanities-recovery-grants/.

Alabama Humanities Alliance will award up to $800,000 to help humanities-based organizations statewide recover financially from the pandemic.

We're so excited for the opening of this traveling Smithsonian exhibit -- starting this Thursday at the Oakville Indian ...
06/29/2021

We're so excited for the opening of this traveling Smithsonian exhibit -- starting this Thursday at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Museum. What are you most excited to see on your visit?

#WaterIsLife #ThinkWater #ALhumanities
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Museum on Main Street

Thanks to our friends and neighbors for helping us spread the word! Alabama Historical Commission Alabama Rivers Alliance Lawrence County Alabama Chamber of Commerce The Circle Ranch - Danville Alabama William B. Bankhead National Forest Hiking Bankhead National Forest Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce Sweet Home Alabama Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex Jesse Owens Museum

Did you miss our #WaterIsLife talk with Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Ser...
06/23/2021
Water is Life: Water/Ways

Did you miss our #WaterIsLife talk with Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service? Alabama Rivers has you covered with the recording!

Dive in and stay current (groan, double water pun!):
https://vimeo.com/566222371

As we continue to explore the intersection between water, culture, history, faith, literature and more, we invite you to join us as we talk with the Alabama Humanities…

We’re excited to team up with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's Museum on Main Street tomorrow ...
06/21/2021
Water is Life: Water/Ways

We’re excited to team up with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's Museum on Main Street tomorrow for a #WaterIsLife conversation, hosted by Alabama Rivers Alliance.

We’re going to be talking about all the ways that water intersects with our culture, our history, our faith, and much more. Register today and join us!
https://alabamarivers.org/event/water-is-life-june22/

Water is Life: Water/Ways with Alabama Humanities Alliance and Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street As we continue to explore the intersection between water, culture, history, faith, literature and more, we invite you to join us as we talk with the Alabama Humanities Alliance on Tuesday. We’ll le...

Did you watch Ava DuVernay's "Selma" film last night? Want to learn more? Check out our new podcast exploring Black Alab...
06/21/2021
Why It Matters: Black Alabamians and the Vote - Welcome to Alabama Humanities Alliance

Did you watch Ava DuVernay's "Selma" film last night? Want to learn more?

Check out our new podcast exploring Black Alabamians' fight for full participation in the electoral process. Episode 5 is on Selma: "The Vote Alone is Not Enough."

https://alabamahumanities.org/program/why-it-matters/
#WhyItMatters #ALhumanities

A series exploring Black Alabamians’ fight for full participation in the electoral process, including the right to vote. We’ll examine what that right secured...and what it didn’t. And we’ll look at where the electoral process is headed in Alabama — and how the humanities can play a vital ...

Congratulations to Colten Steele, from Hampton Cove Middle School. His research project, "Cryptic Codes: Navajo Heroes o...
06/16/2021

Congratulations to Colten Steele, from Hampton Cove Middle School. His research project, "Cryptic Codes: Navajo Heroes of World War II," was selected for National History Day 2021's Virtual Exhibit Showcase at the National Museum of American History!

Colten was one of our Alabama History Day 2021 winners, coming in 1st in the Junior Division for Individual Exhibits.

Check out Colten's research in the Showcase, through June 29: https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/nationalhistoryday

And learn how you and your school can participate in Alabama History Day 2022: https://alabamahumanities.org/program/alabama-history-day/

#AHD2021 #NHD2021 Alabama Department of Archives and History Alabama Historical Commission Alabama Historical Association National History Day Federation of State Humanities Councils National Endowment for the Humanities

Congratulations to Colten Steele, from Hampton Cove Middle School. His research project, "Cryptic Codes: Navajo Heroes of World War II," was selected for National History Day 2021's Virtual Exhibit Showcase at the National Museum of American History!

Colten was one of our Alabama History Day 2021 winners, coming in 1st in the Junior Division for Individual Exhibits.

Check out Colten's research in the Showcase, through June 29: https://learninglab.si.edu/profile/nationalhistoryday

And learn how you and your school can participate in Alabama History Day 2022: https://alabamahumanities.org/program/alabama-history-day/

#AHD2021 #NHD2021 Alabama Department of Archives and History Alabama Historical Commission Alabama Historical Association National History Day Federation of State Humanities Councils National Endowment for the Humanities

An urgent call to action for historic preservationists and believers in the humanities — right here in Alabama. Alabama ...
06/09/2021

An urgent call to action for historic preservationists and believers in the humanities — right here in Alabama.

Alabama Historical Association #11Most #savingplaces

11 Days of 11 Most: Selma to Montgomery March Farm Camp Sites

The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was established in 1996 as one of the very first bills that the late Rep. John Lewis authored and passed through Congress. Lewis, along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, and thousands of other Civil Rights demonstrators marched from Selma to Montgomery in March 1965 to campaign for full voting rights.

Three African American farm owners along the 54-mile route courageously offered their properties as overnight camp sites for the marchers. These sites are still proudly owned by the same families and they represent the largely untold stories of people whose courage changed our country.

Today, the David Hall, Rosie Steele, and Robert Gardner Farms, need preservation and interpretation support to expand our understanding of the tremendous bravery of ordinary individuals in support of the Civil Rights movement.

ADD YOUR NAME to support the preservation and expanded interpretation of Selma to Montgomery March sites: http://ow.ly/aoio50EWcsm

The Conservation Fund

Photo by Cheryl Gardner Davis

Why not join us for a rewarding experience as a member of Alabama Humanities Young Professionals Board? It's fun, it's i...
05/27/2021

Why not join us for a rewarding experience as a member of Alabama Humanities Young Professionals Board? It's fun, it's intellectually challenging and yes, it is definitely rewarding! Our application process is open through June 9. Top priority will be given to those who apply by May 31.

Apply: http://bit.ly/AHAYPapp
About Us: http://bit.ly/AHAYPinfo

Why not join us for a rewarding experience as a member of Alabama Humanities Young Professionals Board? It's fun, it's intellectually challenging and yes, it is definitely rewarding! Our application process is open through June 9. Top priority will be given to those who apply by May 31.

Apply: http://bit.ly/AHAYPapp
About Us: http://bit.ly/AHAYPinfo

We chose #NursesWeek to launch our Humanities and Healthcare Virtual Book Club, thanks to a new partnership with UAB Med...
05/17/2021

We chose #NursesWeek to launch our Humanities and Healthcare Virtual Book Club, thanks to a new partnership with UAB Medicine.

Now, you can join the club! Watch our four-part series discussing Hidden Figures:

Episode 1 -- https://youtu.be/1611gxs-oWQ
Episode 2 -- https://youtu.be/4pfF2PxKK_Y
Episode 3 -- https://youtu.be/8zPZ7SSjvjU
Episode 4 -- https://youtu.be/AP77OBPc2TE

Hidden Figures explores the story behind four Black women who emerged from the shadows to make history at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. And our book club sparked conversations among participating nurses on how they can better connect with their patients and colleagues.

AHA will expand this program into additional Alabama hospitals in the near future. For more information, contact Melanie Bouyer at [email protected].

We chose #NursesWeek to launch our Humanities and Healthcare Virtual Book Club, thanks to a new partnership with UAB Medicine.

Now, you can join the club! Watch our four-part series discussing Hidden Figures:

Episode 1 -- https://youtu.be/1611gxs-oWQ
Episode 2 -- https://youtu.be/4pfF2PxKK_Y
Episode 3 -- https://youtu.be/8zPZ7SSjvjU
Episode 4 -- https://youtu.be/AP77OBPc2TE

Hidden Figures explores the story behind four Black women who emerged from the shadows to make history at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. And our book club sparked conversations among participating nurses on how they can better connect with their patients and colleagues.

AHA will expand this program into additional Alabama hospitals in the near future. For more information, contact Melanie Bouyer at [email protected].

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1961 #FreedomRides. Join us tomorrow, virtually, at 4pm, at historic Bethel ...
05/14/2021

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1961 #FreedomRides. Join us tomorrow, virtually, at 4pm, at historic Bethel Baptist Church to hear from Freedom Riders Charles Person, Catherine Burks-Brooks, and Hank Thomas. Plus, music from the Carlton Reese Memorial Choir.

To join in:
Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville
youtube.com/c/bethelbaptist

Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville Birmingham Historical Society City of Birmingham Government National Park Service Alabama Department of Archives and History Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau #civilrights #humanrights #blacklivesmatter #blm #civilrightsmovement

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1961 #FreedomRides. Join us tomorrow, virtually, at 4pm, at historic Bethel Baptist Church to hear from Freedom Riders Charles Person, Catherine Burks-Brooks, and Hank Thomas. Plus, music from the Carlton Reese Memorial Choir.

To join in:
Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville
youtube.com/c/bethelbaptist

Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville Birmingham Historical Society City of Birmingham Government National Park Service Alabama Department of Archives and History Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau #civilrights #humanrights #blacklivesmatter #blm #civilrightsmovement

Teachers, don't miss this!In conjunction with Water/Ways, a Museum on Main Street exhibit, Auburn University’s Museum of...
05/12/2021

Teachers, don't miss this!

In conjunction with Water/Ways, a Museum on Main Street exhibit, Auburn University’s Museum of Natural History and AHA are presenting a Water Wise workshop for humanities teachers.

The June 7-9 virtual workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day will explore the history, diversity and value of Alabama’s waterways, featuring scholars Dr. Bill Deutsch, Dr. James Brown Jr., Dr. Valerie Barnes, Toni Bruner and Drew Morgan.

Registration limited to 30. Eleven hours of PD credit offered.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudemprT4jH9BN6V-UcGT0KUyZhpNguNHG

Water/Ways is a Smithsonian exhibit presented in partnership with AHA. It will tour Alabama communities beginning July 1 at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center in Lawrence County and continue through late 2022. Other communities on the tour are Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center, Bessemer Public Library, Gee's Bend Ferry Terminal and Elba Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about Water/Ways at: https://alabamahumanities.org/program/water-ways/

Teachers, don't miss this!

In conjunction with Water/Ways, a Museum on Main Street exhibit, Auburn University’s Museum of Natural History and AHA are presenting a Water Wise workshop for humanities teachers.

The June 7-9 virtual workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day will explore the history, diversity and value of Alabama’s waterways, featuring scholars Dr. Bill Deutsch, Dr. James Brown Jr., Dr. Valerie Barnes, Toni Bruner and Drew Morgan.

Registration limited to 30. Eleven hours of PD credit offered.
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudemprT4jH9BN6V-UcGT0KUyZhpNguNHG

Water/Ways is a Smithsonian exhibit presented in partnership with AHA. It will tour Alabama communities beginning July 1 at Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center in Lawrence County and continue through late 2022. Other communities on the tour are Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center, Bessemer Public Library, Gee's Bend Ferry Terminal and Elba Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about Water/Ways at: https://alabamahumanities.org/program/water-ways/

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Day three of this awesome workshop!
My list of tech tools is longer today! I'm choosing 6 to use immediately and a couple that I'll use this spring semester. Thanks, Melanie and Melissa for this opportunity at the AHF Super Teacher PD!!!
Amazing information at the SUPER teacher Tech workshop! Don’t miss the “We Rocked the World” workshop in March!
SUPER EXCITED about my second Super "Reflecting on Our Justice System" sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation!
About to enjoy this Reflecting on Our Justice System Institute!
Civil War era Music: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/civil-war-music/index.html Civil War era heritage events in May: www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/civil-war-events/may.html These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War - Thursday, May 31, History Museum of Mobile, 111 South Royal Street, Mobile. Author and historian John Sledge will share stories from his new book, “These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War."
Civil War era Music: http://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/civil-war-music/index.html Civil War era heritage events in April: http://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/civil-war-events/april.html Park Day - Saturday, April 7, at Civil War sites throughout Alabama. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War era sites in Alabama for specific information about Park Day at their location: ---Fort Gaines Historic Site, Dauphin Island, 251-861-6992, www.dauphinisland.org/ ---Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf Shores, 251-540-7127, www.fort-morgan.org/ ---Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville, 334-872-8058, www.cahawba.com/ ---Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home, Hillsboro, 256-637-8513, www.wheelerplantation.org/ ---Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, 205-477-5711, www.tannehill.org/
Had a nice tour of the Making Alabama exhibit this morning. Miss Holly was great! Thanks, Fred Marshall, the Montgomery Independent Newspaper.
Montgomery, here we come! Then, it's on to all 67 counties in Alabama! Join the celebration!
Call for Applications: NEH Summer Seminar for Teachers, "Why Literature Matters: Voices from 19th c. Britain & America.” https://teachers.ucsc.edu
You have the wrong city on the Dolores Hydock post. It's Tuscumbia You people in South Alabama should come see North Alabama.
I really enjoyed the panel that you assembled for the AHF annual luncheon at The Club. I thought the moderator was brilliant and the mix of panelists was entertaining and enlightening. Thank you from the Shelby County Arts Council for all you do.