The 2019 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities
Governor Brian Kemp honored individuals and organizations from across the state.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America
This Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition is on display in Monticello now through January 11, 2020.
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Georgia Humanities grant program impacts communities statewide.
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Crossroads: Change in Rural America

This Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition explores the roles our rural communities have played in shaping the American cultural landscape.

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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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