14th amendment

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The 14th Amendment in American Life and Imagination

Exploring the Fourteenth Amendment concepts of equality, citizenship, and liberty

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Lizz Sinclair
Director of Programs
(207) 773-5051

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14th Amendment

MAINE HUMANITIES 08.11.16-544

Looking Back on “Civil Rights Through Art & Law”

Portland’s Knack Factory has produced a series of videos on Civil Rights Through Art & Law, our summer 2016 partnership with the University of Maine School of Law and Portland Museum of Art. As part of  The 14th Amendment in American Life and Imagination, the MHC’s statewide programming that explored concepts of equality, citizenship, and… Read more

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“Race and Justice in America” Book Series

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle  The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins by Brenda Stevenson Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century… Read more

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Exhibit Explores the 14th Amendment

Originally published on centralmaine.com on September 15, 2016 “The exhibition, opening reception, and other associated programs are free and open to the public which is supported by the Maine Humanities Council through their broad and sure foundation program.” Full article Read more

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Stories of Downeast Women Working for Equality and Enrichment of their Communities

Originally published on July 14, 2016 in the Bangor Daily News “In 1868, Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing equality for all before the law. One central issue since that time has been the enfranchisement of women and their full participation and representation in politics—all the way to the highest office in… Read more

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“Violence and Belonging” Book Series

In examining the legacies of the Fourteenth Amendment for the nation’s literary history, this reading and discussion series looks at books that address issues of diversity, identity, and inequality in exploring how, for many Americans, the promise of citizenship falls short of their reality. Between the World And Me by Ta Nehisi Coates A Map… Read more

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Portland discussion to view equality via law, art

Originally published in the Forecaster on July 25, 2016 By Colin Ellis, Staff Writer “Maine Humanities Council, the state’s affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, will facilitate a conversation to explore civil rights through both art and law at the Portland Museum of Art. Hayden Anderson, executive director of the MHC, said the… Read more

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Seeking Refuge

Podcast | Seeking Refuge: Understanding the Refugee and Asylum Process

In February 2016, the Maine Humanities Council held Seeking Refuge: Understanding the Refugee and Asylum Process, a free, public, panel discussion that broke down the process here in Maine. Discussion touched on the screening that determines who can come to the U.S., the policies and laws supporting the process, and the everyday logistics of refugees… Read more

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14th Forum

Podcast | The 14th Amendment: A Living Document

This is a recording of our public forum The 14th Amendment: A Living Document, held in partnership with the University of Maine School of Law on June 1, 2016, at Portland Public Library. The event was moderated by Danielle Conway, Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, and features guests Kenneth W. Mack, the… Read more

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Patrick Rael

Podcast | Patrick Rael | Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States

Patrick Rael, professor of history at Bowdoin College, discusses his latest book Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, which explores the Atlantic history of slavery to understand the exceptionally long period of time it took to end chattel bondage in America (you can read more about the project here)…. Read more

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How Maine did — and then didn’t — play a role in the 14th Amendment

Originally published on June 19, 2016 in the Bangor Daily News. by Patrick Rael “Patrick Rael is professor of history at Bowdoin College and a project scholar for the Maine Humanities Council. Throughout 2016, the Maine Humanities Council will offer ways for Mainers to talk with one another about equality and inclusiveness, in commemoration of… Read more

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Announcing 14th Amendment Arts & Humanities Grants | 2016

$1,000 for “Anything Helps God Bless”- Snowlion Repertory Company “Anything Helps God Bless” will explore the panhandler/median-strip controversy in Portland through actual interviews with sign-bearers, research into court rulings, documented public reaction to the controversy, and the ‘due process’ aspect of the 14th Amendment, woven together into a theater piece.   $1,000 for “Created Equal”- University of Maine at… Read more

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Maine Calling

The 14th Amendment on MPBN Maine Calling

Originally aired on May 17, 2016 Join guests Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of History at Harvard University, and Patrick Rael, Professor of History at Bowdoin College, as they discuss the historical and contemporary significance of the 14th Amendment on MPBN Maine Calling. Passed 150 years ago, the 14th Amendment ensures… Read more

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The conversation about equality in Maine is just getting started

Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on May 15, 2016 By Hayden Anderson “Equality is a bedrock American value, yet somehow it feels like we’re not very good at it. From the founding to the present day, we have always talked pretty well about equality while falling well short of the ideal. It’s worth… Read more

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David Driskell

Civil Rights Through Art & Law

Join the Maine Humanities Council, the University of Maine School of Law, and the Portland Museum of Art on August 11 for an intimate conversation between artist David Driskell and lawyer Melvyn Zarr, facilitated by Danielle Conway, Dean of the Maine School of Law, on the civil rights movement as filtered through the lenses of… Read more

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The 14th Amendment: A Living Document

This event is now full. If you would like to place your name on a waiting list, please contact Karen at info@mainehumanities.org or 773-5051. Join the Maine Humanities Council and the University of Maine School of Law for a conversation about the Fourteenth Amendment between Kenneth Mack (Harvard) and David Blight (Yale), moderated by Danielle… Read more

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Think and Drink poster

Think & Drink 14th amendment

We’re psyched to get going with Think & Drink in 2016! It may not get the amount of press that the 150th anniversary of the Civil War did, but this year is also the 150th anniversary–of the 14th Amendment, one of the “Reconstruction Amendments” that helped to reshape the United States’ political terrain. The 14th Amendment,… Read more

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