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Georgia Humanities Announces New Program Grant Awards

The Georgia Humanities Board of Directors awarded more than $31,000 in program grants to 13 organizations in November.

The grants, awarded to organizations from Darien to Pine Mountain, will be used to support a combination of virtual and in-person programming in 2021. Projects will include an Atlanta-based exhibition and lecture from Syrian-born artist Diana Al-Hadid (including virtual components), and a year-long lecture series highlighting the history of the Fort King George State Historic Site in celebration of the historic site’s tricentennial in Darien.

Read more about our grants program and our recent grantees »

An Update from National History Day Georgia

National History Day Georgia (a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College) recently announced that the 2021 National History Day Georgia State Contest will be held in a virtual contest format due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). There will be no in-person components of the 2021 state contest. The public health and safety of contest participants, judges, and staff is a top priority of National History Day Georgia.

Information regarding virtual deadlines and registration procedures will be sent out ahead of the state contest to registered schools. The 2021 National History Day National Contest will also be held in a virtual contest format in 2021. Stay tuned for more information!

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Listening to the children make connections in the story beyond traditional comprehension was the highlight of the program for me! I was amazed how perceptive even the youngest participants were during the program.

—Georgia PRIME TIME® participant

PRIME TIME® Family Reading Time is a family literacy program that helps economically and educationally vulnerable families bond around the act of reading and talking about books. The program demonstrates a model of reading and discussion designed to encourage thinking beyond the standard who, what, where, and when of the story. The PRIME TIME® program is facilitated in Georgia through a partnership between Georgia Humanities and the Georgia Public Library Service.

This year alone, more than 3,900 children and adult caregivers have attended PRIME TIME® programs at 21 sites across the state, from Cairo to Chamblee.


Georgia Humanities recognizes the value of partnerships.

Our ongoing collaborations with cultural and educational organizations across the state broaden our impact and create opportunities for conversation, education, and understanding for Georgians.

Our most meaningful partnership is that with you—our donors. With your support, we share and support programming that enriches lives, minds, and perspectives.

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The “forever” of Flannery O’Connor

The art of Georgia writer Flannery O’Connor lies in her ability to condense the heaviest of thoughts about life and purpose into the commonplace of stories.

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The slave dwelling project

The 21st-century idea of sleeping in a slave cabin from the antebellum era is at first challenging to the mind and the memory. What’s the point? Who would choose to do this? But this is exactly what Joseph McGill Jr., the founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, does.

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An award for all mankind, a dinner for one—the Atlanta Nobel Prize party for MLK, given by the city’s image-conscious white leadership

On October 14, 1964, the Nobel Committee announced that thirty-five-year-old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Georgia roots of one of the 20th century’s most successful songwriters

Music- and film-making are thriving businesses in Georgia now, but Georgia native Johnny Mercer—writer of such memorable songs as “Glow-Worm” and “Jeepers Creepers,” which were wildly popular in their day—successfully blended both during his long career.

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