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The humanities and the organizations that support them. These stories center on the enjoyment and understanding of the humanities and visual, performing, and folk arts, as well as on organizations that promote the appreciation of historical events. Topics include museums and halls of fame; historic preservation; groups of artists, performers, entertainers, writers, and scholars; and programs that promote artistic and cultural expression.

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The Sights and Sounds of Collaboration in Newark

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In Newark, New Jersey, an organization called Creative New Jersey brought together over 300 people to take part in over 50 different community improvement conversations during a convening called Call to Collaboration. Participants first brain storm questions, introduce themselves, and then decide...

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For Remote Communities In Scotland's Outer Hebrides, Mobile Libraries Are A Lifeline

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Mobile libraries provide a crucial point of engagement for remote communities. In Scotland, the country’s mobile library service has provided residents of its Western Isles with access to books, Gaelic culture, and a chance to socialize within a very rural setting since the 1950s. The service bec...

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Young Bosnians use art, activism to address past, try to change the country's future

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Bringing people of different ethnic backgrounds together to create art and express themselves helps war-torn societies cope and grow. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Most Mira program helps people touched by the horrors of the Bosnian war grapple with issues of memory and identity by engaging in theat...

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Reimagining Baltimore: Schools invite students to help

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A new initiative in Baltimore is changing the way social studies is taught to middle and high school students. BMore Me teaches students the larger context and history of their city with culturally relevant curriculum and encourages them to envision a positive future narrative for their hometown.

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She Uses Twitter to Bring New Voices of Color to the Literary World

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When authors from traditionally marginalized communities can’t find space in the industry, they make their own. Using Twitter as a platform and safe space for authors having trouble getting into the literary world, #DVpit (short for Diverse Voices Pitch) as sparked the careers of several authors ...

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How Rapid-Response Exhibits Are Changing the Way Museums Engage Their Communities

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Creating and deploying exhibitions in response to real-time events can allow museums to play a larger role in community engagement and education. By developing so-called rapid-response exhibits, museums can respond more effectively to contemporary issues. The exhibit at the National Civil Rights ...

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