Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

9/1/2006 - 4/30/2008

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$75,250.00 (approved)
$75,250.00 (awarded)

We The People--Nebraska

FAIN: BC-50329-06

Nebraska Humanities Council (Lincoln, NE 68508-1836)
Jane Renner Hood (Project Director: May 2006 to August 2008)

To support the production of a new Chautauqua entitled "Visions for Amereica: Notable Nebraska Reformers," featuring William Jennings Bryan, George Norris, Grace Abbott and Marlcolm X; expansion of Capitol Forum on America's Future to additional high school students in western and rural parts of Nebraska; and to expand presentations on American history and culture in the Council's Speakers Bureau.

The NHC will produce an original chautauqua "Visions for America: Notable Nebraska Reformers," featuring scholars portraying William Jennings Bryan, George Norris, Grace Abbott, and Malcolm X. WTP funding will help the Council extend "Capitol Forum on America's Future" to students from western and rural high schools and provide additional speaker bureau programs to low-income schools and other non-profit organizations.