Exhibitions in Augusta and Portland, as well as a new grant program, aim to change how we view those 'from away.'
Originally published in the Portland Press Herald on March 13, 2016
By Bob Keyes, Staff Writer
“The currency of the issue prompted the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission to create a one-time grant program to encourage arts organization to create programming to honor the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Passed by Congress 150 years ago, it granted citizenship and equal civil and legal rights to African Americans and slaves who were emancipated after the Civil War. The amendment also laid the groundwork for many of the essential rights of all Americans.”