Florida Humanities Council Blog

Using FORUM magazine as the catalyst to start conversations that matter to Floridians, the FHC Blog explores humanities content designed to pique your interest.  We hope our various posts inspire you to leave your thoughts and join the conversation.  Come back each month to see what is new!

In the Pink

  This photo was taken on one of my trips to St. Augustine while visiting a friend in Palatka. We happened upon all these birds, including this wood stork surrounded by roseate spoonbills, gathering by

What we’re reading

Joseph Harbaugh, incoming chairman of the board of the Florida Humanities Council and dean emeritus of the Nova Southeastern University College of Law, reads nearly all his books on a Kindle, allowing him “to move

Peter Meinke, Old Homes

Peter Meinke recites his poem, “Old Houses.”

The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, by John Trumbull, 1832. Yale University Art Gallery.

Letter from the Director

My family’s Florida story begins in 1957. Dad got a job working in the space industry, so we moved from Minnesota to a then-small town called Largo. In July of this year, the nation celebrated

Florida Supreme Court Justice E.C. Perry decided to accept a nomination to the court because it was a way to serve Florida.

Letter from the Editor

Finding my Florida, and yours If you’ve ever wondered why it’s so hard to define what it means to be a Floridian, you might consider this: In the time it takes to drive south down


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Home damaged by Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla. The Florida Humanities Council this month awarded $3,000 to document the impact Hurricane Michael had on the community. (U.S. Coast Guard; Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin).

Florida Humanities Council awards nearly $40,000 in Grants for Cultural Programming

The Florida Humanities Council is pleased to award $39,100 in Community Project Grants to nine Florida organizations in support of vital humanities programming. In addition to this direct support, each organization presented a cash or

The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America

August 24, 2019 – December 8, 2019 Museum of Science and History (Jacksonville, FL) A traveling exhibition that seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Developed in

All My Sins Remembered

By Ron Cooper Silver Medal, General Fiction An Except Sue’s Prius was in the driveway beside Deputy Blevins’s Ford F250, and no lights were on in the house when Sergeant Dalton dropped Blevins off at

High noon in the Florida chaparral

By Mark Jerome Walters There are places in Florida that take you right into the heart of Texas. Cracker cowboys ride through paddocks that look like they’re out of old Laredo. Cows and little dogies

Just Being Jackie

By Margaret Cardillo Silver Medal, Young Children’s An Excerpt: Now Jackie would be living in the White House, the same place she had visited with her mother years ago. Unfortunately, not much had changed. It