Shaker Library Receives Programming Grant
Date: Thursday August 1, 2013
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities has developed a special project as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative: Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Shaker Library is among 500 communities across the nation that will receive a packaged set of NEH-funded films on Civil Rights history, accompanied by a $1200 stipend for programs, and programming resources to guide public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.
Tentative plans call for programs to be scheduled in the fall of 2014 or the spring of 2015.
About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in the teaching and learning of American history. Programs include publications, teacher seminars, a national Affiliate School Program, traveling exhibitions, and online materials for teachers, students, and the general public.
About National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. NEH grants enrich classroom learning, create and preserve knowledge, and bring ideas to life through public television, radio, museum exhibitions, and programs in libraries and other community places.