Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is on a seven-stop tour, holding forums that take a deep dive into a half century of Louisiana politics.

A Walk Through Oakland

Jun 25, 2015

Repeat Broadcast Thursday, June 25, at 7 p.m. 

A Walk Through Oakland is a tour of Shreveport's historic Oakland Cemetery, led by Dr. Gary Joiner and Dr. Cheryl White, two prominent historians at LSUS who have extensively researched the many people buried there, most of whom were key players in the development of Shreveport during its early years.

ABC News

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has announced it will honor New Orleans native Cokie Roberts as its Humanist of the Year. Over the past 30 years, the award has been given out annually by the state’s humanities council as part of an effort to recognize the artists, authors and organizations making valuable contributions to the culture of the state.

The LEH’s Brian Boyles says NPR’s senior news analyst and ABC News’ political commentator was a perfect fit for the award.

Airs Friday, February 20, at 9 p.m. Still Singing the Blues features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform both traditional blues and rhythm-and-blues—often despite poverty, ill health, and the impacts of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. The hour-long, music-rich documentary burrows into the lives of three outstanding older performers: Carol Fran of Lafayette, Harvey Knox of Baton Rouge, and Little Freddie King of New Orleans.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or LEH will launch a preschool reading program in seven parishes thanks to a $540,000 grant awarded Monday by energy giant BHP Billiton.

More than 2,500 children and their parents will participate in the PRIME TIME Preschool Program starting in October, according to LEH’s interim president Miranda Restovic.