• through our eyes

    Democracy demands wisdom. Join the Mass Humanities Giving Circle and help everyone in MA draw on the hope and wisdom the humanities can provide.

  • Students study literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, and writing through our tuition-free, college level instruction in the Clemente Course offered across the state.

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Read with us

We're coordinating public readings of Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July address around the state. Read with us 7/2 in Boston, 7/6 in Northampton, or one near you!

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New grants

We just awarded $47k in grants to support six local history projects and fifteen community discussions across the state. Take a look!

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Find a grant

The next LOI form deadline for Local History Grants and Discussion Grants is June 17.  Take a look at each type of grant and see if it's right for you.

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Featured Grant: Camera Kids

The Mass Humanities-supported documentary Camera Kids follows three Rwandans as they try to understand the roots of the genocide that made them orphans. At its core, the film is exploring the power of storytelling and the humanities to foster understanding.

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More events...
6/19/19 7:00 PM8:00 PM
This talk proposes to study the debates concerning Chinese workers in the U.S. that led up to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 in the context of Reco...  Learn More
6/20/19 7:00 PM8:30 PM
Join us as Jennifer Brier, PhD, writer and historian of the LGBT civil rights movement discusses Revisiting Stonewall activism: Empowering communitie...  Learn More
Wednesday, June 19th

Storytelling and Human Survival

Governor Honors Activist Melnea Cass

On this day in 1968, Governor John Volpe dedicated the Melnea Cass Swimming and Skating Rink in Roxbury. The new facility was intended to improve life in Boston's urban neighborhoods. It was named for...
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