Winter - Spring 2009

Winter - Spring 2009

FROM THE CORNER OF ELM AND FRIENDLY

Title:  From the Corner of Elm and Friendly

Creator:  Shelley Crisp

Subject:  Kirsten Hemmy, Robert Allen, Alba Onofrio, El Centro Hispano, Durham, Carolina Circuit Writers, “Connecting Communities Through Literature”, conversation, Gason County, Carol Reinhardt, “Standing On a Box”

Description:  Executive Director Shelley Crisp writes about the Humanities Council’s most important task-to make public humanities available and accessible throughout the state.

CALDWELL AWARD

Title:  North Carolina Humanities Council Celebrates Walt Wolfram as the 2008 Caldwell Laureate

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Stewart Theatre, North Carolina State University, Walt Wolfram, John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, The Carolina Brogue, “hoi toide”, Outer Banks, North Carolina Language and Life Project, James L. Oblinger, William C. Friday, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Duke University, Linguistic Society of America, American Dialect Society, The Queen Family, Fine in the World: Lumbee Language in Time and Place, Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, The Development of African American English, Dialects in Schools and Communities

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council introduces Walt Wolfram as the 2008 Caldwell Laureate.

Title:  2008 Caldwell Award Acceptance Speech

Creator:  Walt Wolfram

Subject: sociolinguist, Caldwell Award, North Carolina Language and Life Project, The Carolina Brogue, science, society, language, social stigma, diversity, Outer Banks English, Appalachian English, Lumbee English, African American English, Latino English, Cherokee language, Spanish

Description:  Walt Wolfram’s 2008 Caldwell Award acceptance speech.

CROSSROADS

Title:  “They Are Not Strangers to Us”: Lewis Hine’s Gaston County Photographs, 1908

Creator:  Robert C. Allen

Subject:  documentary, photographs, Lewis Hine, Gaston County, Loray Mill, Trenton Mill, Ozark Mill, Melville Manufacturing Company, High Shoals Mill, Cherryville, Gastonia, Eugene Bell, John Poindexter, William Hoyle Allen, Loray Mill Village, Moe Manning, Joe Depriest, child labor, National Child Labor Committee, Progressive Movement, textile mills, cotton, Rush Merrill, Mattie Carpenter, “Child Labor in the Carolinas”, Alexander J. McKelway

Description:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Robert C. Allen’s keynote speech about the Humanities Council funded project “Standing on a Box: Lewis Hine’s National Child Labor Committee Photography in Gaston County, 1908”. 

Title:  Gaston County:  Before, During, and After

Creator:  Harlan Joel Gradin

Subject:  “Standing on a Box: Lewis Hine’s National Child Labor Committee Photography in Gaston County, 1908”, textile heritage, Gaston County, Carol Reinhardt, Gaston County Public Library, Lewis Hine, National Child Labor Committee, photojournalist, Roxanne Newton, James Leloudis, David Goldfield, Tom Hanchett, Robert C. Allen

Description:  Harlan Joel Gradin writes about the Humanities Council funded project “Standing on a Box: Lewis Hine’s National Child Labor Committee Photography in Gaston County, 1908”. 

Title:  Claiming the Past: Textile History of Gaston County

Creator:  Harlan Joel Gradin

Subject:  “Standing On a Box”, community development, Carol Reinhardt, Gaston County, Gaston County Public Library, Gaston County Museum of Art and History, Gaston County Historic Preservation Committee, Friends of Gaston County Public Library, Gaston Arts Council, Preservation North Carolina, Gaston Gazette, Levine Museum of the New South, social documentarian, Lewis Hine, textile workers, Robert C. Allen, “History Happened Here”, Lucy Penegar, Loray Mill

Description:  Harlan Joel Gradin writes about how Humanities Council funded project “Standing On a Box” got residents of Gaston County talking with pride about their roots. 

ROAD SCHOLARS

Title:  The Alchemy of Speaking and Listening

Creator:  Roxanne Newton

Subject:  labor, women, narratives, textile mill, Road Scholars, “closed shops”, unions, integration, “Standing On a Box: Lewis Hine’s National Child Labor Committee Photography, 1908”, Carol Reinhardt, Gaston County Public Library, Loray Mill

Description:  Roxanne Newton, a professor at Mitchell Community College, writes about her experiences with the Road Scholars programs and conversations about textile mill history in North Carolina.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

Title:  A Scholar’s Perspective

Creator:  Bes Spangler

Subject:  Let’s Talk About It, Hendersonville, “Divergent Cultures: The Middle East in Literature”, discussions, The Kite Runner

Description:  Bes Spangler, a retired professor, writes about her experiences as a Let’s Talk About It scholar.

LINDA FLOWERS LITERARY AWARD

Title:  Carolina Landscapes: Poems

Creator:  Kirsten Hemmy

Subject:  “Idoltry”, “Sacred Geometry 2”, “Carolina Landscape in Two Parts”, “Collective”, “Dear Beyond”, “The Lost Hours”, “Elegy for Places I’ve Left”, “Dangerous Love Poem”, “In Medias Res”

Description:  Kirsten Hemmy’s “Carolina Landscapes: Poems” is the 2008 Linda Flowers Literary Award winner. 

TEACHERS INSTITUTE

Title:  The Teachers Institute Launches American Indian Curriculum Project

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  curriculum, enrichment, Teachers Institute, public school, Curriculum Enrichment Project: North Carolina American Indian Studies, North Carolina Standard Course of Study, American Indians, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Ford Foundation, Minnesota Humanities Council, Lumbee, Cherokee, Gazelia Carter, Lisa Hodges, Patricia Lancaster, Kevin Norris, Linda Tabor, Kathryn Walbert, LEARN NC, Myrtle Driver, Mary Ann Jacobs, Rita Locklear

Description:  The North Carolina Teachers Institute, funded in part by grants from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation and the Ford Foundation, develops a major curriculum enrichment project for American Indian Studies. 

Title:  Donors Provide Teachers Institute Scholarships

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Peggy Culbertson, Bob Culbertson, Sarah Dagenhart, Larry Dagenhart, Cammie Hauptfuhrer, Barnes Hauptfuhrer, scholarship, Patty Morton, Thurston Morton, Marylyn Williams, Teachers Institute Alumni

Description:  Gifts from individual donors help the North Carolina Humanities Council provide exceptional professional development opportunities to public school educators throughout the state.

Title:  AlumNews

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Mary Bonnett, Rocquel Erman, March Meacham, Pamela S. Myrick, Sharon S. Pearson, Susan Norwood, Maria Ormerod, Deborah Russell, Amy Price Vaughn, Chris White

Description:  Teachers Institute Alumni share news from their professional lives.

MUSEUM ON MAIN STREET

Title:  Beverly Patterson, State Scholar for Museum on Main Street’s New Harmonies

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Beverly Patterson, Smithsonian Institution, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, heritage, folklife, Museum on Main Street, North Carolina Folklife Institute

Description:  Beverly Patterson is selected as the State Scholar for Museum on Main Street exhibit New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

Title:  New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music 2010 Exhibition Sites and Schedule

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Museum on Main Street, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Federation of State Humanities Councils, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, Warren County Memorial Library, The Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, The Arts Council of Wayne County, Goldsboro, Mars Hill College Museum of Rural Life, The Don Gibson Theater, Shelby

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council is bringing Museum on Main Street, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, to six rural communities.

FROM THE FIELD

Title:  Connecting Communities Through Literature

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Sofia Quintero, Durham, Carolina Circuit Writers, Kirsten Mullen, “Connecting Communities Through Literature”, Julie Ezelle Patiion, “Race, Space & Place”, Durham Literacy Center, Arts Council, the Southern Arts Federation, African-American Latino Alliance, Carolina Wrenn Press, Center for Documentary Studies, Office of Community Affairs, Duke University, Durham Arts Council, Durham County Public Library, Durham Technical Community College, El Centro Hispano, Nuestra Familia Unida, SpiritHouse, NC Central University, NC Writers Network, UNC Chapel Hill, Residency Project

Description:  The North Carolina Humanities Council supports a successful community building program, “Connecting Communities Through Literature”. 

Title:  Keeping It Real

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  writing exercise, Malcolm Goff, E.K. Powe Elementary School, Arlonzo Williams II, Durham Academy, Alexa Marie Christiano, Northern High School

Description:  Sofia Quintero provides sample writing exercises used in “Connecting Communities Through Literature”. 

Contributors:  Malcolm Goff, Arlonzo Williams, Alexa Maria Christiano

NORTH CAROLINA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

Title:  North Carolina Humanities Council Announces Six New Board Members

Creator:  North Carolina Humanities Council

Subject:  Glen Anthony Harris, Tom Hanchett, Reginald Hildebrand, Jonathan Howes, Carol Lawrence, Hephzibah Roskelly

Description:  Six new members join the Council board as of October 2008.

THE LAST WORD

Title:  Bailes Old Mill

Creator:  Steve Lautermich

Subject:  Greensboro, Durham, wheat, mill, photographs, stones

Description:  Steve Lautermilch, a poet and photographer, reflects upon his memories and experience with Bailes Old Mill, also known as the Old Mill of Guilford.