[Library Media] Fwd: [pubprgms] Apply by October 21 to host "Changing America" traveling exhibit

Stephen Matthews smatthews at utah.gov
Wed Aug 28 11:18:46 MDT 2013


Forwarded for your information.


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From: Brian Russell <brussell at ala.org>
Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM
Subject: [pubprgms] Apply by October 21 to host "Changing America"
traveling exhibit
To:


Please forgive cross-postings!****

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The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in
collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American
History and Culture (NMAAHC) and National Museum of American History
(NMAH), invites applications from public, academic and special libraries,
small museums, and historical societies for the traveling exhibition  *Changing
America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington,
1963.*

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The traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the
Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor (NEH).  Online applications must
be submitted to ALA by October 21, 2013. The application form and the
guidelines for completing the application may be found at
www.programminglibrarian.org/changingamerica.****

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*Changing America* will help public audiences understand and discuss the
relationship between two great peoples’ movements that resulted in the
Emancipation Proclamation, and the March on Washington in 1963. One hundred
years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington,
yet these two events are profoundly linked together in a larger story of
liberty and the American experience. Both events were the results of people
demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance,
organization, and vision. In both we take inspiration from those who
marched toward freedom.****

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Fifty sites will be selected to present the traveling version of the
exhibition in their communities for a period of six weeks. Sites selected
for the tour will be required to sponsor an opening event, and at least two
public humanities programs for adult audiences, presented by qualified
humanities scholars and related to exhibition themes. The exhibition
requires approximately 1,200-1,400 square feet for optimal display.  All
sites selected for the project will receive a grant of $1,700 from the ALA,
with funding provided by the NEH, for expenses related to public programs.
A planning webinar/workshop and online program resources will be available
for all selected sites. The tour and programs will begin in January 2014
and continue through December 2017. ****

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Please see the application and guidelines for more detailed information.****

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ALA Public Programs Office
www.ala.org/publicprograms
publicprograms at ala.org****

Are you a Programming Librarian? <http://www.programminglibrarian.org/>****

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