• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Literature & Medicine program.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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Reading Douglass

He had Lincoln's ear, now lend him yours. Participate in a communal reading of Frederick Douglass' fiery speech on human rights and the meaning of the Fourth of July. Communal readings starting soon!

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Going Public

Mass Humanities has received a $74,835 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch an initiative that promises to transform the cultural and civic landscape of MA.

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Common Good Reads

We have a new grant for discussion programs which utilize Pulitzer Prize-winning literature and journalism in public libraries, Adult Basic Education programs or other community settings.

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Featured Grant: Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

Youth enliven stories of Boston’s pirates, ghosts, and shipwrecks. Boston Harbor is an ideal site to share the fantastic folklore of yesteryear and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay made those stories sizzle for inner-city high school students last year.

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More events...
6/28/16 7:00 PM8:15 PM
Session 4 of a Common Good Reads discussion series that will cover texts that ask participants to consider the relationship between diversity, culture...  Learn More
6/30/16 12:00 PM
A communal reading of the fiery July 5, 1852, speech in which Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Decla...  Learn More

Otis House Moved

On this day in 1925, workmen finished moving an historic Beacon Hill residence back from the brink of destruction. Cambridge Street was slated to be turned from a crooked cobblestone street into a wid...
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