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    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 2, 2010
      eMosaic: The Alabama Humanities Foundation's e-newsletter

       

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      Welcome to eMosaic!


       
      Greetings, from Bob Whetstone

      Dear Friends of the Alabama Humanities,

      Welcome once again to Alabama Humanities Foundation’s giant step forward in electronic media communication. It was only a year ago that the AHF Board of Directors launched our first e-magazine and I want you to share in the rewarding results. AHF’s visibility has expanded throughout the state and beyond as evidenced by incremental hits on our website and outstanding attendance at sponsored events.

      To read more, click here.


      2010 AHF Awards Luncheon

      The luncheon honored W. Edgar Welden, founder of the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship, as the 2010 Humanities Award recipient. Alabama native and CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford delivered the keynote address, and the 2009 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships were presented. Elmer Harris accepted the Charitable Organization in the Humanities award on behalf of the Robert R. Meyer Foundation, and a special resolution was presented to The Rev. Fred Lee Shuttlesworth for his tireless efforts for Civil Rights.

       

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      photo courtesy of Lynsey Weatherspoon

      SES: 2010 Follow-up Sessions 

      By Michael L. Chambers, II

      Students that attended AHF’s SUPER Emerging Scholars institutes last summer recently reconvened for follow-up sessions. The students who attended the University of Alabama institute met on September 23-24 at the Sidewalk Film Festival for the screening of the talented writer-director Tanya Hamilton’s “Night Catches Us.”

      This film was most appropriate as this past summer the students had studied coming-of-age stories and films that allowed students to reflect upon their own, in-progress, coming-of-age story. Set in Philadelphia’s black community of 1976, the film, which stars Anthony Mackie (Marcus) and Kerry Washington (Patricia), explores their storied pasts and involvement with the Black Panther Party at the time of its decline. Both characters struggle with their complicated pasts in their efforts to unveil a brighter present.

      The film captures the tenuous relationship that existed between the police and the black community during the Black Panther Party era and how it was exacerbated by propaganda, corruption and miss-conceived perceptions. This was perhaps one of the most interesting revelations in the film. This revelation is instructive of how difficult relations between the police and the black community have persisted to this day.

      James Kemp, an SES participant, said about the movie: “The film further explained the struggles that the people of that day were going through. With this understanding, I was able to emotionally and mentally connect with the characters.”

      During the weekend of October 23-24, Alabama State University SES participants learned the origins and the significance of the phrase “40 Acres and a Mule.” In reading from Mighty Like A River: The Black Church and Social Reform, students learned about the critical role that the black church played in influencing the Emancipation Proclamation. After reading chapter three, "General Sherman and the Black Church," students were asked to write an essay about what stood out as most significant from this chapter. They discovered that federal order 15, the origin of “40 acres and a mule,” was a direct result of the 20 religious leaders meeting with General Sherman and Edward Stanton, the secretary of war. In writing and in discussion, the students were able to articulate the impact this order had on the African American community then and now. This demonstrated one of the goals of SES — improvement in critical thinking and writing skills.

      Information about our SES institutes for 2011 will be availalbe here soon.


      eMosaic is the e-newsletter of the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF).

      AHF is a nonprofit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (of which AHF is the state affiliate), as well as by corporate and individual donors. The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the humanities throughout the state of Alabama and, to that end, conducts its own statewide programs and awards grants, on a competitive basis, to nonprofit organizations for humanities projects.

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    • A.J. Wright
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      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 31, 2011


         

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        Welcome to eMosaic!


        Visit our Journey Stories Traveling Exhibition
















        Students from William L. Radney Elementary School tour the "Journey Stories" exhibition in Alexander City

        “Journey Stories,” Alabama’s Museum on Main Street exhibition, examines the intersection between modes of travel and Americans’ desire to feel free to move. Currently in Marion, the exhibit recently completed a successful tour in Alexander City where hundreds of schoolkids, and other members of the community, viewed the Smithsonian Institution exhibit, in addition to the city's own stories. "It's fantastic, they love it," Terry Jones, a Main Street volunteer, said about the students. "They're very attentive."





        The exhibit focuses on immigration, migration, innovation and freedom. “Journey Stories” uses engaging images with audio and artifacts to tell the individual stories that illustrate the critical roles travel and movement have played in building our diverse American society.

        The exhibit is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. It has already toured two Alabama cities—Jasper and Alexander City—and will continue through April 2012 at the following sites. Each community will develop a local exhibition and public programs to tell their own journey stories.

        • September 28-November 10, 2011 — Marion 
        • November 16, 2011-December 27, 2011 — Mobile
        • January 6, 2012-February 15 — Eufaula
        • February 24-April 5 — Arab


        Addtional exhibits were set up in Alexander City's City Hall, across the street from the main "Journey Stories" exhibit at the United Way building on Main Street.


        Please visit our "Journey Stories" website for more information.


        Congratulations To This Year's Humanities Award Winners!

        The Alabama Humanities Foundation was thrilled to honor Elaine Hughes with the 2011 Alabama Humanities Award and Wells Fargo with the 2011 Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award.

        Elaine Hughes accepts the 2011 Alabama Humanities Award



        On behalf of Wells Fargo, Paula Beck accepts the 2011 Charitable Organization in the Humanities Award from AHF Executive Director Bob Stewart.

        Our outstanding keynote speaker was Gen. Charles C. Krulak, the 13th president of Birmingham-Southern College. Gen. Krulak is a retired commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



        Birmingham-Southern president Gen. Charles C. Krulak with ROTC students from University of North Alabama, accompanied by professor of Military Science Lt. Col. Michael Snyder and UNA professor Dr. Mike Pretiss.

        Also presented during the luncheon were individual scholarships in memory of Jenice Riley, the late daughter of Governor Bob and Patsy Riley. The $1,000 awards are given to teachers to enhance their teaching abilities by purchasing classroom materials for a special project, offering a class field trip or attending a seminar or institute in the subject areas of history and civics.

         

        Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship winners with Bob Riley, Patsey Riley and Krisalyn Riley-Crye

        The 2011 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships were awarded to:

        Rebecca J. Davis of Centreville, teaches at Cahawba Christian Academy, Centreville, Ala.

        Debbie Redden and Tammy Quillin of Montgomery, teach at Montgomery Catholic Prepatory, St. Bede Campus, Montgomery, Ala.

        Mallory Richardson of Homewood, teaches at Edgewood Elementary School, Homewood, Ala.

        Stephane Nicole Singleton of Killen, teaches at Harlan Elementary School, Florence, Ala.

        For more information on our 2011 awards luncheon, please visit our luncheon website.


        eMosaic is the e-newsletter of the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF).

         

        AHF is a nonprofit organization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (of which AHF is the state affiliate), as well as by corporate and individual donors. The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and celebration of the humanities throughout the state of Alabama and, to that end, conducts its own statewide programs and awards grants, on a competitive basis, to nonprofit organizations for humanities projects.

        Check out our blog

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        Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
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