Barry University has been selected to receive a competitive “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA).
As one of 203 grant recipients selected from across the country, Barry has received a cash grant of $10,000 to hold public programming — such as public film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, local history exhibitions, multi-media projects or performances — about Latino history and culture.
Barry’s Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library will also receive the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film “Latino Americans,” created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. The award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. Learn more about the series by visiting: www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.
The “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grantees represent 42 states and the District of Columbia, and include 78 public libraries, 68 college/university libraries and organizations, 19 community college libraries, 10 state humanities councils, 12 museums and a range of other nonprofit organizations. “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
This is the third NEH grant the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library has received since 2013. Barry was one of 842 libraries across the nation to receive the Muslim Journey Bookshelf in 2013. Earlier this year, Barry was one of 230 libraries, museums, and universities to receive a Preservation Assistance Grant.
Barry’s partners for the project include the Brockway Memorial Library, the Miami Shores Fine Arts Commission, WLRN, and the South Florida Storytelling Project.
For a schedule of events contact email@example.com, or call 305-899-4051.
About the National Endowment for the Humanities:
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.
About the American Library Association:
The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 58,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.