Humanities

Teaching West African Cultures and Traditions Is My Livelihood

Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

Charles’s Story The guiding principal for me is, “Hwendo na bua” which in my language, Fon, means, “Our culture and origin will not disappear.” I grew up in Benin; a small country in West Africa. In order to maintain strong family ties, and pass on history, values and traditions, my mother would bring her children […]

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Blog Birthday Celebration Week!

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Our blog turns 1 year old this Wednesday! Each week for the past 52 weeks we have shared inspiring stories from real Nebraskans who are committed to ensuring a livelihood for the arts and humanities in our great state. In celebration, we will be holding contests all week long for tickets to cultural events and […]

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The “Whys” of History Are My Livelihood

Education, Humanities, Uncategorized

Jane’s Story My earliest political memory is of my father’s reaction to my uncle’s observation that he thought Robert Taft would be a good president. Daddy narrowed his eyes and slowly shook his head: “Taft was never a friend of the working man,” he growled. Born and raised in Saline County, my parents were staunch […]

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Opening the Past Is My Livelihood

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Jeff’s Story I’ve loved history and traveling the Great Plains for as long as I can remember. My mom and dad loaded my brothers and me into the camper every summer to take off for points in Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas, so I grew up knowing what a broad, diverse, and beautiful […]

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Author Visits Are My Livelihood

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Erika’s Story I was in 6th grade at Morley Elementary in Lincoln when my teacher announced that Ivy Ruckman would visit our school. She had just published Night of the Twisters, a book that amazed me because it wasn’t remote and it wasn’t entirely imaginary. It was about an event that I remembered in a […]

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All for the Match Campaign Update!

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Thanks to the generous gift of one million dollars from the John W. Carson Foundation, we are one third of the way to reaching our All for the Match campaign goal! This gift not only ensures a future livelihood for the arts and humanities in Nebraska, but also ensures Livi’s safety! Remember Livi, the charming, […]

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Contest Winners Announced

Humanities

Congratulations to our contest winners, D.C. McCauley and Diane Zachek! They each received a signed copy of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita.  Still haven’t caught Chautauqua? You still have all weekend to catch the captivating performances. Learn more.

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Chautauqua Contest!

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Organized by Humanities Nebraska, the Chautauqua Series brings workshops, presentations, and other activities for children and adults across the state in celebration of heritage and political and cultural happenings. This year’s theme is Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America. In the spirit of the upcoming Chautauqua series happening across Nebraska this month, […]

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Social Studies Is My Livelihood

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Kristi’s Story I was about seven years old when the teacher at my one-room school suggested that I read Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It seemed really daunting at first, but soon I was totally engrossed in the story of Pa, Ma, Mary, Laura, and Baby Carrie starting a life in a […]

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Tribal Culture Is My Livelihood

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Taylor’s Story Our identity is everything to us as human beings. I was born into two tribes, the Omaha, and the Cherokee. I was adopted at birth into the earthen Bison clan (Black Shoulder or Inke’cabe). My name is Ba’gee-zha, which means Bison Mane, literally, but refers to the transformation of an alpha male whose head and neck […]

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