Welcome to the Alabama Humanities Alliance

We celebrate thinking. We encourage inquiry. We live for surprising discoveries. We exist to join together those who hunger for knowledge and create a sense of belonging among those who desire to learn. We are more than an organization — we are an alliance of thinkers. We are the Alabama Humanities Alliance.

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Thinkers Wanted

Calling all thinkers, learners, and aspirers. We challenge you to be more curious, confront your assumptions, dare to investigate, and never stop asking “Why?” Come with us on a quest to learn, every day. Join the Alliance.


AHA gives all Alabamians opportunities to explore the humanities through funded public programs such as seminars, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, documentaries, and more.

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AHA is the primary source of grants for public humanities programs, and we collaborate with other organizations to advance the humanities in both the academic and public arenas.

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Mosaic is AHA's flagship publication, featuring stories that highlight how the humanities uplift communities statewide. Read the latest issue and sign up for free delivery!

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The Alabama Colloquium

Honoring our Alabama Humanities Fellows of 2022

On February 28, 2022, we celebrated our two newest Alabama Humanities Fellows: Bryan Stevenson (pictured, with NPR's Michel Martin) and the late John Lewis. The sold-out event took place in Montgomery and featured a conversation with Mr. Stevenson, a tribute to Representative Lewis, and an original poem for the occasion by Alabama's new poet laureate, Ashley M. Jones.

The Alabama Humanities Alliance bestows its highest honor to Alabamians who have made our state and nation a smarter, kinder, and more vibrant place to live. All through the humanities. Since 1989, we’ve honored writers and historians, community leaders and big thinkers, civil rights icons and storytelling legends. Alabamians who challenge us to examine what it means to be human. And who help us see our state’s diverse communities, rich cultures, and fellow neighbors more clearly — and with more empathy.

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