Florida Humanities is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.
Established in 1973 as a private non-profit organization, Florida Humanities (FH) (originally known as the Florida Endowment for the Humanities) is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. FH uses the disciplines of the humanities to develop public programs and resources that explore history, literary and artistic traditions, cultural values, and ethics.
FH provides grants to non-profit organizations to provide public humanities programs and cultural resources in their communities. FH also designs and coordinates workshops for K-12 teachers, conducts heritage tours, operates a humanities speakers bureau, and partners with libraries to provide family literacy programs and cultural exhibits. FH’s award-winning magazine, FORUM, which is circulated throughout the state, provides historic perspective and cultural insight into a wide-range of Florida topics.
Governed by a 25-member board comprised of members of the academic, public, nonprofit and corporate sectors, FH board members serve a renewable three-year term. Six members of the FH board are appointed by the Governor. FH funding comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Florida, and private donation.
For more information about FH, visit their web site at http://www.flahum.org/
This community is in support of the partnerships between the Poynter Library of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the Florida Humanities Council.
It is the intention of the USFSP Digital Archive to comply with all U.S. and international copyright restrictions and to respect the intellectual property of all authors whose work is represented in the archive.