• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Discussion Grant program for Literature & Medicine.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us! Our almanac of Massachusetts history, Mass Moments, is packed with great stories of women’s accomplishments and adventures. Here are six.


Find a Grant

We will award $450,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Our next LOI form deadline is March 26th.

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David Tebaldi Retiring

After 33 years of service as Executive Director of Mass Humanities, David will be stepping down in October. Read more in his open letter of farewell. The search for a new director is underway.

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Featured Grant: James Baldwin Transmedia Project

The award-winning re-mastered documentary film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket garnered two grants, a wildly successful Public Squared grant and a follow up grant to extend that project into classroom ready materials on James Baldwin. Baldwin, prominent social critic and writer, offered an authentic voice on the black experience and freedom struggle in America of the 20th century and its enduring legacy.

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More events...
3/27/18 8:00PM
The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century afte...  Learn More
3/29/18 6:00 PM7:30 PM
Some of the great stories of American freedom explore how disenfranchised groups have asserted their rights to be citizens. We will host a discussion ...  Learn More

Birth Control Pioneer Born

On this day in 1890, birth control pioneer John Rock was born in the small Massachusetts town of Marlborough. He was a deeply religious Catholic even as a child. After college and medical school at......
Read more at MassMoments.org