In recognition of Black History Month, we offer the following Humanities to Go programs that you can host in your community this year:

All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick
Presented by Jason Sokol

On February 7 at 7:00 pm the Historical Society of Cheshire County will host a free talk by Professor Paul Vincent, former New Hampshire Humanities Board member and creator in 2008-09 of Keene State College’s Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, which he chaired until retirement in 2017.

Community Project Grants are New Hampshire Humanities’ way of putting the humanities into action for positive change, supporting your efforts to share knowledge and spark conversations that interest your community.

The Couch Family Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to New Hampshire Humanities to support its Connections adult literacy program.

How could a community with good intentions be home to discrimination and racism? How does a state like New Hampshire that is mostly white fit into the national narrative of racial strife, now and in our past? What do we know about race?

Every spring, New Hampshire Humanities presents book awards to high school juniors who have demonstrated genuine curiosity about history, literature, languages, or philosophy and who hope to deepen that knowledge in college.

More than a thousand New Hampshire high school students and their teachers will gather on March 15 at the University of New Hampshire for the 8th annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day, founded and organized by the Souhegan High School Ethics Forum.

Readers in a Connections group can be graduate students learning English as a third or fourth language, or incarcerated fathers using literature to connect with their kids, or first generation new Americans who've come as refugees.

Anders Carlson-Wee was a professional rollerblader before he studied wilderness survival and started hopping freight trains to see the country. He has bicycled across the United States twice, hitchhiked to the Yukon and back, and walked on foot across Croatia and Bosnia through the farm villages of the Dinaric Alps.

The story of a courageous young woman who resisted her shackles and left everything she knew to find freedom is told by Dr. Erica Dunbar Armstrong in her new book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, which was nominated for a 2017 National Book Award.

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