Sharing stories that move us and  make us

Bernardine Mitchell (Georgia State University)

Notable performer Bernardine Mitchell recently read the Toni Morrison short story "Recitatif" as part of Southern Writers Onstage: Women Black and White,  sponsored by Georgia Humanities and the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University. 

What do you get, in addition to i ncomparable performances of great literature, when you combine the arts and humanities? 


"Jamil's Georgia" in SaportaReport

Atlanta United Football Club and its supporters are serious about Atlanta's history 

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From the 
New Georgia Encyclopedia

FDR wasn't the only Roosevelt with ties to Georgia. Theodore Roosevelt's great-grandfather, Daniel Stewart, was born in Liberty County. For his service in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, Stewart earned the honor of having a county, Stewart County in west Georgia, named after himself.

April in Georgia history 


Alice Walker, a native of Eatonton, Georgia, won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her epistolary novel The Color Purple.
World War I stories 

(Oakland Cemetery)

Oakland Remembers: Senator Christopher C. Wimbish
(Colquitt County Arts Center)
Hometown Teams to open in Moultrie 

The Colquitt County Arts Center in Moultrie will welcome Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, for six weeks beginning April 22 and running through June 3.

An opening day ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at noon will feature remarks by Colquitt County's own hometown hero, former head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Ray Goff. Special events, such as a trap shoot, ARTolympics, a diving demonstration, and a sports movie matinee, will take place throughout the exhibition's stay. 

New Georgia Encyclopedia welcomes new managing editor 

On April 1 the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE), a project of Georgia Humanities in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor, welcomed new managing editor Edward Hatfield.

Hatfield, who earned a Ph.D. in history from Emory University and specializes in the history of postwar metropolitan planning and politics in Atlanta, brings experience in higher education and digital projects to his role at the NGE. 

Hatfield worked for two years as project editor of the Civil Rights Digital Library, a collaboration between the NGE and the Digital Library of Georgia. While a graduate student, he served as digital scholarship coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. Since graduating, he has been a visiting lecturer at Emory, teaching classes on urban history and the rise of conservatism. He currently serves on the editorial board of Atlanta Studies.

Hatfield succeeds Sarah McKee, now senior associate director of publishing at Emory's Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Summer workshop opportunities are available 
Teachers and students, we  know you've started counting down the days to summer.  As you think about your plans, consider these special learning opportunities:   

Summer Workshop: World War II and the Holocaust for High School Students
Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw
June 4-7

Teaching with Primary Sources: "Nationalism in History"
Clayton State University, Morrow
June 8-9

Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust
Weinberg Center, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta
June 12-16

National History Day in the Classroom
LaGrange College, LaGrange
July 16-20
Help us save the National Endowment for the Humanities

Recently, the White House released a budget that proposed the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

NEH funding supports Georgia Humanities, and Georgia Humanities supports you: Georgia's libraries, museums, historical societies, educational institutions, community groups, and the people who love them.

If you believe in sharing the stories that make us who we are and move us toward awareness and understanding of the world around us, then  contact Congress and urge it to reaffirm its bipartisan support for the NEH and to reject any efforts to eliminate it.   

Write your congressperson a letter sharing a personal testimony about the impact of the humanities in your community. 

Write a letter to the editor of your local news outlet. 

Share this newsletter with your friends. 

Spread the word on social media.

As always, we thank you for your support.

Click here to read a "Jamil's Georgia" column about how the NEH is at work in Georgia.
Upcoming Events

World Heritage and U.S. Civil Rights Sites Symposium
Georgia State University, Atlanta
April 20-22

National History Day state competition
Mercer University, Macon
April 22

Atlanta Studies Symposium
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Atlanta
April 26, 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Save the date

Conversations with Award-Winning Playwright Lauren Gunderson 
Central Library, Atlanta
May 5, 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Sponsored by Essential Theatre and the Atlanta Region Dramatists Guild
We thank the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and our donors for their generous support.