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2013 Annual Grant Program Recipients Announced

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce the grant awards for the 2013 General Grant Program, which include the following projects:

Core Conversations: Summer Workshops Focused on Museum and School Partnerships

During the Summer of 2014, the East Tennessee Historical Society will host a series of four regional workshops for up to 30 teacher/museum educators that model partnerships between schools and museums. The workshops will enable teachers to adapt to curriculum changes that require more Tennessee history by initiating opportunities for teachers to use local history resources in their communities.

Bridging Cultures: Muslim Contributions to the United States Since 1776

The Memphis Public Library will host a public presentation by Dr. Edward  Curtis IV entitled "Muslim Contributions to the US since 1776." The event is part of a larger, year-long project based on the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Dr. Curtis is the author of The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, a featured selection of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. 

Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices

The African American Heritage Alliance, a taskforce of the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee, will host this two-day conference bringing together local and nationally known scholars, visual and performing artists, students in local schools, and community panels drawn from the African American community in East Tennessee to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation and engage in critical debate about what Emancipation meant for black people (both slave and free) in East Tennessee. The conference will also explore the ways in which black families and communities coped in the 50 years after Emancipation even in the face of discrimination.

The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South

From June through September, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will host the special exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" exploring the life and work of the celebrated artist. The best-known and most influential painter to come from West Tennessee, Cloar created paintings that rank among the most haunting and beautiful evocations ever made of the American South. The exhibition brings together approximately 80 paintings, from private collections and from museums.The Brooks will offer a wide range of public educational programs for people of all ages.

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