AHA at 50

Join the Alabama Humanities Alliance throughout 2024 as we celebrate a half-century of telling Alabama's stories!

For 50 years, storytelling has remained at the heart of who we are and what we do. When we explore the humanities — our history, literature, culture, art, and more — what we’re really doing is getting to know each other better. We’re sharing, and listening, to each other’s stories. We’re linking the past to the present. And we’re discovering the common ground, and the common humanity, that binds us all.

Check this page often throughout 2024! You’ll find opportunities to celebrate our first 50 years (join us in Huntsville on August 26!), participate in upcoming programs, and discover new storytelling series. We also hope you’ll donate to AHA’s “$500K for 50” campaign and help us tell Alabama’s stories for another 50 years — and beyond.

Join the celebration

Come out for our Alabama Colloquium events, attend a workshop, catch our latest Smithsonian traveling exhibit, hear from one of our Road Scholar storytellers, and much more! Check out the rotator here for highlights and bookmark our Events Calendar!

Funding the next 50 years

Our 50th anniversary isn’t just a time to reflect; it’s a chance to build a foundation for the next 50 years. Your donation to our $500K for 50 Campaign will help our programs reach more Alabamians statewide — and sustain the humanities in Alabama for generations to come.

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Thank You to Our 50th Sponsors:

My Alabama Story

Throughout 2024, we’re enlisting some of Alabama’s most compelling writers, artists, and thinkers to reflect on what it means to be human in Alabama. And to share their hopes for our next 50 years.

Each month brings a new story. Read the latest below!

Summer, 1967
First memory: Homewood, Alabama. Summer, 1967. I’m 8 years old. Whatever happened to me or around me between being born…
My Alabama Story | By Daniel Wallace
Read The Story

Get social

Follow the Alabama Humanities Alliance on your favorite social media channel and catch our #AHAat50 shares all year long. And we’d love to see your own #MyAlabamaStory posts about what Alabama means to you!