New Hampshire Humanities announces “A More Perfect Union” Initiative

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New Hampshire Humanities announces “A More Perfect Union” Initiative

Concord, NH (February 2022) – New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) announces New Hampshire Humanities Special Initiative "A More Perfect Union,” supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation. In 2026, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation. In anticipation of the upcoming commemorations New Hampshire Humanities (NHH) will engage Granite Staters in conversations around what it means to “build a more perfect union” throughout 2022.

Grants available

A new Focus Grant to support public humanities programs that align with the goals of the A More Perfect Union initiative: to support community engagement with the history of our nation’s quest for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society; broaden participation in the documentation and telling of our shared American experience; and deepen the public’s knowledge of and commitment to our nation’s principles of constitutional government and democracy. We encourage proposals that explore any of the following topics: civic education and knowledge of our core principles of constitutional government and democracy; questions of racial justice and gender equality; the United States’ quest to become “a more perfect union” and its place in the world; the American landscape; and the experiences of under-represented communities within American history.

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