A sampling of the many books scheduled for publication that have been planned to coincide with the 2020 women’s suffrage centennial and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Charm City Fringe Festival featured Carrie Chapman Catt in October 2019 performances of a Baltimore program to bring Catt out of obscurity in the women’s rights movement.”
Performer Amy Walker has announced plans to make suffrage activist Inez Milholland visible during 2020, the national centennial to celebrate women’s voting rights.
There are many events scheduled from now through 2020, the suffrage centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. These are two examples. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com
NOW is the time to firm up plans for 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. The word is out that late August is when many individuals, organizations, and institutions are scheduling their special events and programming. The entire year of 2020, however, is filling up now. And to many, the centennial observance started in August of this year. Don’t forget March, Women’s History Month. Or July when festivities include events in Seneca Falls, New York. Or any date that coincides with calendars for a wide variety of organizations.
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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $29 million dollars in awards for 215 humanities projects across the nation. The grants include funding to produce a television series, South by Somewhere, on the foodways, history, and culture of the American South, an archaeological analysis of the overseer’s quarters at James Madison’s Montpelier plantation, and support for the creation of a new permanent gallery at the Please Touch Museum to teach children about the 1876 Centennial Fair in Philadelphia where women activists appealed for voting rights.
This round of funding, NEH’s third and last for fiscal year 2019, supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. These peer-reviewed grants were awarded in addition to $48 million in annual operating support provided to the national network of state and territorial humanities councils during fiscal year 2019.
This funding cycle includes grants for several longstanding NEH-supported scholarly editions projects that illuminate foundational texts and the lives of influential individuals. New grants will enable continued work on the papers of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as publication of the complete speeches, correspondence, and writings of Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt, plus a new scholarly edition and translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Several others will provide for community-based public programs around significant milestones in national and regional U.S. history, such as grants for statewide reading and discussion programs in Maine tied to the state’s bicentennial in 2020, funding for a three-part documentary on the history and identity of Alaska by filmmaker Ric Burns.
NEH will also support Unladylike 2020, a series of animated films about female trailblazers of the Progressive Era.
NEH Public Scholar grants, which support popular nonfiction books in the humanities, will enable publication of a biography of Sacagawea as a window into the experiences of Northern Plains, Rockies, and Pacific Northwest Native American tribes; an examination of the mythos of Alexander the Great across multiple cultures and eras; and a book on the portrayal of returning WW II veterans in the blockbuster 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives.