Our mission: The Alabama Humanities Alliance exists to provide context, build empathy, and make our state a more vibrant place to live. All through the humanities. 

Founded in 1974, the nonprofit Alabama Humanities Alliance serves as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. AHA promotes impactful storytelling, lifelong learning, and civic engagement. We provide Alabamians with opportunities to connect with our diverse cultures and to see each other as fully human. And through our grantmaking, we help scholars, communities, and cultural nonprofits create humanities-based projects that are accessible to all Alabamians — from literary festivals and documentary films to museum exhibitions and research collections. Learn more at alabamahumanities.org.

AHA offers programs that spark civic engagement and tough conversations. That bring the humanities to life for both teachers and students. Our Alliance celebrates storytelling and takes it on the road. We walk in the footsteps of civil rights icons and bring Smithsonian exhibits to Alabama — including Crossroads: Change in Rural America, which visits five communities statewide from fall 2023 to spring 2024. 

And through our ongoing grantmaking, we help community cornerstones, cultural nonprofits, and other groups create humanities projects accessible to all Alabamians — from literary festivals and documentary films to museum exhibitions, public lectures, oral history projects.

Here's how you can get involved

For questions related to this event or to report any issues with your ticket purchases, please contact Phillip Jordan, AHA's communications director: 

205.558.3998 | pjordan@alabamahumanities.org 

A scene from AHA's 2023 Alabama History Day contest in Montgomery. Each year, AHA trains teachers and schools to incorporate Alabama History Day project-based learning into their classrooms. Students learn to conduct primary research. Then they get to show off their creativity, showcasing their findings as documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, or websites. The best student projects statewide make it to Alabama History Day each spring; winners there advance to National History Day in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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