Other Initiatives

In addition to several ongoing programs, Georgia Humanities supports special projects from time to time. We look for opportunities to collaborate with new partners and find new stories to tell.

Talking Service

A reading and discussion program for veterans, Talking Service focuses especially on the transition from military to civilian life. The program revolves around the literature anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian (provided by the Great Books Foundation), and participants read and discuss selections on military themes throughout history, at times relating the book’s subjects with their own experiences. Georgia Humanities, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, sponsors the program in the state.

Courtesy of Ricky Stilley/West Georgia Living

Pulitzer Prize Centennial

In celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, this project explores journalism and the civil rights movement in Georgia and the South. A digital exhibition, Look Forward (www.LookForwardGA.org), highlights the significant public impact of Pulitzer-winning journalists whose “race beat” coverage impacted the modern civil rights movement. Interviews with journalism historians and with Pulitzer winners themselves, oral histories, and other historical resources are included in the exhibition.

Look Forward was created by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication of the University of Georgia in partnership with Georgia Humanities. It was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire Initiatives, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.