Mission: The mississippi humanities council (mhc) seeks to create and foster opportunities for the people of mississippi to understand themselves and others and to place their lives in the larger context of the human condition. In the belief that learning about the past and interpreting the present will allow our society to provide a better future for everyone, the mhc will use the processes and disciplines of the humanities to focus on four areas: books and reading, mississippi history and culture, civil discourse, and capacity building.
Programs: The major program service activity consists of regrant awards to institutions and nonprofits to hold public humanities programs. # clients served - 51
standing together is a special initiative relating to programs about and for military veterans. # clients served - approximately 750
mississippi oral history project supports various initiatives related to oral history around the state, including the "mississippi moments" radio broadcast. # clients served - 3,000,000
other humanities projects:lectures, literacy project, speakers bureau, awards dinner, humanities teacher awards, traveling exhibits and family reading bonds. # clients served - 21,000