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

  • 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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David Tebaldi Retiring

After 33 years of service as Executive Director of Mass Humanities, David will be stepping down in October. Read more in his open letter of farewell. The search for a new director is underway.

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The David Tebaldi Fund

In honor of David's years of service and his dedication to inclusive programming, the Mass Humanities Board of Directors has established The David Tebaldi Fund and seeks contributions to it.


Find a Grant

We will award $450,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Our next LOI form deadline is June 25th.

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Featured Grant: James Baldwin Transmedia Project

The award-winning re-mastered documentary film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket garnered two grants, a wildly successful Public Squared grant and a follow up grant to extend that project into classroom ready materials on James Baldwin. Baldwin, prominent social critic and writer, offered an authentic voice on the black experience and freedom struggle in America of the 20th century and its enduring legacy.

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Telephone Operators Strike

On this day in 1919, striking telephone operators in Massachusetts won the right to negotiate with the New England Telephone Company. The young, single women who had flooded into the industry in the e...
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