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General Grant Program

Exploring Race & Identity in a Multiracial America with David Mura

Global Education Center
Nashville
2500

Japanese American writer, David Mura, will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. 

 

Japanese American writer, David Mura, will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. 

Mura will share his family's struggle to identify themselves as Americans, divisive history including the Japanese internment camps, and multiracial children who straddle the cultural norms of their parents' native land and the new homes in America. The recipient of multiple awards, Mura is a poet, critic, performance artist, playwright, and memoirist.

Watkins Visiting Artist Series

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Nashville
7500

This series of three public presentations by critically recognized visual artists will engage the public in a spirited dialogue.

 

This series of three public presentations by critically recognized visual artists will engage the public in a spirited dialogue about political and cultural power, community engagement, social justice, racial divides, and unconventional creative solutions to these and other issues.

Renowned visual artists Jessica Hische, Martha Rosler, and Ashley Hunt will be featured in the series beginning in Spring of 2015.

The Face of a President

James K. Polk Memorial Association
Columbia
4000

The Face of a President is an exhibit showing how the advent of lithography and photography in early 19th Century America increased political awareness and created a closer connection between the people and their government.

 

The Face of a President is an exhibit showing how the advent of lithography and photography in early 19th Century America increased political awareness and created a closer connection between the people and their government.

The exhibit features original portraits of Polk, including paintings, lithorgraphs, and daguerreotypes as well as the innovative equipment that produced the images. It is on view from June, 2014 through January 11th, 2015 at the James K. Polk Home and Museum

Councils of Red Clay: A Capital in Exile

Red Clay State Historic Park
Cleveland
8040

Councils of Red Clay will be a fifteen minute orientation film for Red Clay State Historic Park's visitor center.

 

Councils of Red Clay will be a fifteen minute orientation film for Red Clay State Historic Park's visitor center.

The film will begin with exiled Cherokees arrival at the site in 1832 and tell the story of the struggles within the Cherokee Councils, the Treaty Party, and the tribe's conflicts with the US government. The film seeks to illuminate the significance of Red Clay and the experience of the Cherokee in relation to the Indian Removal Act.

My Family, My Community, My World

East Nashville Hope Exchange
Nashville
6600

Forty-two at-risk East Nashville children entering first through third grades attended a six-week summer literacy program focusing on the theme of "My Family, My Community, My World." 

Forty-two at-risk East Nashville children entering first through third grades attended a six-week summer literacy program focusing on the theme of "My Family, My Community, My World." 

Each week, students engaged the theme through reading/discussion of literature, interacting with community guest readers, participating in project-based learning, and taking field trips to seek first-hand knowledge and apply classroom concepts. The goal of this project was for students to better understand their roles in the community and develop into active citizens. 

Guided Tour Series Explores Battle of Nashville Sites
Four Projects to Receive Funding
Event Dates: July 24, 2014
Event Dates: June 16, 2014 - July 25, 2014

East Nashville Hope Exchange will hold its summer program for children using literature and field trips to explore the theme, "My Family, My Community, My World" from June 16-July 25. Funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. 

Event Dates: June 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015

"The Face of a President" exhibit will be on view June 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015 at the James K. Polk Home and Museum.

Three Projects to Receive Funding

Recently Funded Projects Reflecting the 2014 Funding Priority

Echoes of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices

Community Economic Development Network/African American Heritage Alliance

Greeneville

Planning for a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Maynardville, Tennessee

Union County Chamber of Commerce

The Union County Chamber of Commerce assembled a team of historians, preservationists, and cultural tourism professionals to plan a self-guided walking tour of Maynardville, Tennessee. The team collaborated to identify themes and content critical to an interpretive tour.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce assembled a team of historians, preservationists, and cultural tourism professionals to plan a self-guided walking tour of Maynardville, Tennessee. The team collaborated to identify themes and content critical to an interpretive tour.

The McClung Museum 50th Anniversary Lecture Series

Sponsor: The Frank H. McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee

The museum commemorated its 50th anniversary year with a lecture series highlighting its special collections, including the topics of Egyptology and documentary photography as an instrument of social change.              

 

The museum commemorated its 50th anniversary year with a lecture series highlighting its special collections, including the topics of Egyptology and documentary photography as an instrument of social change.