2020 Public Humanities Awards

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On March 27, the Mississippi Humanities Council will host its 2020 Public Humanities Awards Gala to recognize outstanding work by Mississippians in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences.

Award winners include Natasha Trethewey, former Mississippi and U.S. Poet Laureate; Dr. James Giesen, associate professor of history at Mississippi State University and state scholar for the Mississippi tour of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit "Water/Ways;" the Mississippi Book Festival, the state's preeminent literary event; Marta Smally, discussion leader for the M. R. Dye Public Library (Horn Lake Public Library)'s family reading program; and the "Hawkins vs. Town of Shaw" project, a theatrical production and corresponding historical markers about a local freedom movement in the Mississippi Delta. In addition to these awardees, the MHC will also celebrate 30 recipients of the Humanities Teacher Awards from each of our state's institutions of higher learning.

Help celebrate our award winners by purchasing a ticket or sponsorship at the link provided.

http://mshumanities.org/program/public-humanities-awards/

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