National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Awarded
The Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowments of Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is delighted to inform you that your organization has been selected to receive the “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” film set and $1,200 programming stipend.
“Created Equal” film sets will be distributed to museums, libraries and community organizations in all 50 states. We are pleased that Mississippi State University Libraries can join this important initiative to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history and civic life.
Grant components include:
- “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” film set featuring The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders.
- $1,200 stipend to host conversation-based public programming focused on the themes of the film set.
- A robust site-support notebook both in print and online, with tools for planning public conversations about the themes in the films; a guide for each film annotated to identify short clips for programming use.
- Access to the “Created Equal” website hosted by the NEH (available in September 2013).
- An orientation webinar for site coordinators and scholars/facilitators.
- Participants will engage with a scholar and learn about interpretive materials, public relations, and logistics. Specific details to come shortly.
- Develop at least three public film-screening and discussion events focusing on themes in the films. Public programs related to the film set should include participation by humanities scholars.
- Offer these programs free-of-charge and open to the public.
- Provide required reports, including a final report, to the Gilder Lehrman Institute by the set deadlines.
- Appoint one staff member as the site coordinator. The coordinator is required to participate in the orientation webinar.
- The stipend may only be used for programming expenses and may not be used for staff salary or indirect costs.
- Sites must credit the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Bridging Cultures on all programming material per language in the site support notebook.