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Feb 24, 2022
The Learning Tree Film Trail is now part of the National Humanities Alliance Foundation’s initiative
The Gordon Parks Museum is pleased to announce The Learning Tree Film Trail is now part of the National Humanities Alliance Foundation’s initiative, NEH for All, profile website https://nehforall.org/projects/gordon-parks-fort-scott.
The film trail is a series of signs located at the different locations where the filming of The Learning Tree took place. The signs will also include QR codes along with a virtual tour of the identified scene locations of the film. This project received funding by Humanities Kansas that was received from NEH.
The National Humanities Alliance Foundation’s initiative, NEH for All, spotlights more than 260 exemplary projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through its website NEHforAll.org. Established in 1965, the NEH recognizes the unique role the humanities play in fostering the wisdom, vision, and knowledge required to participate in a thriving democracy. To this day, the NEH supports excellence in humanities research, teaching, and lifelong learning opportunities that provide millions of Americans the knowledge of our history and culture essential for engaged citizenship. NEHforAll.org highlights that excellence.
The National Humanities Alliance Foundation advances the humanities by conducting and supporting research on the humanities and communicating the value of the humanities to a range of audiences including elected officials and the general public. The grant projects featured on the website are a sampling from across the country and represent the significant investments the NEH is making in our communities. The NEH for All website highlights many valuable investments in an easily searchable form, showing the incredible impact access to the humanities has on people of all ages and walks of life. NEH for All features National Endowment for the Humanities grantees, as well as grantees of the state and jurisdictional councils, across all 50 states and shows the impact of each project, drawing the connection from the initial funding of a grant to the end result.
Featured projects, funded with large and small grants alike, demonstrate excellence in humanities work. From preserving American heritage, to providing resources and training for educators, fostering community conversations, and developing award-winning exhibitions, their efforts have long-lasting impacts on their communities and on the American public.
Cumulatively, the projects highlight the galvanizing effect of NEH funding in rural and urban communities. For those who use the site, NEH for All is an opportunity to learn about the kinds of humanities work that goes on in their communities and across the United States. Visitors can search projects by state or organizational type and explore the tangible benefits the grants have on specific impact areas, including preserving cultural heritage; ensuring rural access to high-quality programming; enriching K–12 education; providing lifelong learning opportunities for diverse audiences; facilitating community dialogue; supporting cutting-edge research; fostering local tourism; supporting veterans; promoting civic education; and collecting and curating local histories.
NEH for All is an initiative of the National Humanities Alliance Foundation. Visit the website at http://nehforall.org/.