Experienced Speakers available for talks on U.S. History Through Diverse Perspectives
Humanities Nebraska announced that 29 topics from its Speakers Bureau have been specially selected to represent the National Endowment for the Humanities special initiative “A More Perfect Union” in advancing civic education and commemorating the nation’s 250th Anniversary.
With a goal of helping American’s better understand the world’s oldest constitutional democracy and how our founding ideals are met in a pluralistic society, Nebraska non-profit organizations can apply to bring a speaker to their location to explore these topics.
Programs from this list are available at a special rate of $25 for the first application in a calendar year and $50 for a second application in the same calendar year. The usual two application limit is also waived, allowing a third application from this list at the $50 rate.
Applications for any of these programs scheduled between November 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022 are now being accepted.
Presentations on the list include:
A Century of Women’s Suffrage: Celebrating the 19th Amendment by Dianne Bystrom
Aaron Douglas, UNL Class of ’22: Visual Artist of the Harlem Renaissance by Peggy Jones
Adam Clayton Powell: A Living History Presentation by Preston Love, Jr.
African-American Soldiers in the Civil War: Fighting on Two Fronts by Spencer Davis
Ahead of Their Time – The Story of the Omaha Deporres Club by Matthew Holland
America in the Eyes of an Islamic Fundamentalist by John Calvert
Audacious, Nebraska Saga by Descendants of DeWitty present
Beverly Deepe Keever: An Unconventional Woman for an Unconventional War by Thomas Berg
The Burckhardts: An African-American Epic by Dawn Connelly
Completing, Remembering, and Forgetting the Civil War by Fred Nielsen
Diaries and Letters of Early Nebraska Settlers by Lucy Adkins and Marge Saiser
Diversity: I Was a Stranger by Ella and Samuel Rathod present
Dust Bowl Descent by Bill Ganzel
Fight Against Slavery on the Great Plains: Nebraska’s Underground Railroad by William Hayes
Frederick Douglass – The Voice of Abolition by Spencer Davis
Getting to Know American Muslims and Their Faith by Maisha Godare
I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita
Kings of Broken Things: Bystanders, Historical Wounds and the Omaha Race Riot of 1919 by Theodore Wheeler
Latinos: Searching for the Good Life in Nebraska by Ben Salazar
Lewis and Clark: What Was Their Value Worth? – Seaman, York, Sacagawea and Pomp Stories by Renae Hunt
Nebraska’s Mexican American Legacy by Jose Francisco Garcia
Nebraska’s Winding Road to Statehood: In the Footsteps of a Female Settler by Sara Brandes Crook
The Origins of American Environmentalism by Fred Nielsen
Overland Trails: The Children on the Trail by Renae Hunt
Paul Revere’s Ride by Donald Hickey
Plains Tribes and the Homestead Act by Nancy Gillis
The Role of Church and School in Rural Nebraska by Paul Campbell
Understanding American Indian Tribal Governments by Wynema Morris
Urbanization and Native Americans by Jerome Kills Small
Walking with a Dream: John Neihardt’s Preparation for Black Elk Speaks by Timothy Anderson
Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America’s First Indian Doctor by Joe Starita