The spring issue of 64 Parishes features the winners of the 2019 Humanities Awards given out by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The cover story is an interview with the 2019 Humanist of the Year Darrell Bourque, a former Louisiana Poet Laureate and founding member of Narrative 4, an international story exchange project.
The other 2019 Humanities Award winners are:
- Champion of Culture Award – Gregory Kallenberg
- Chair’s Award for Institutional Support – Dorothy Hannah, Rod Olson, and Mattie Olson
- Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography – Frank Relle
- Documentary Film of the Year – A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story, directed by Cameron Washington
- Book of the Year – A Cajun Girl’s Sharecropping Years by Viola Fontenot
- Museum Exhibition of the Year – Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories at the New Orleans Museum of Art
- Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities Award – Dr. Hiram “Pete” Gregory
- Light Up for Literacy Award – Dr. Margaret Mary Sulentic-Dowell
The spring issue also includes:
- Richard Campanella explores the lifestyles of Mississippi flatboatmen and how the speed of river transport influenced the evolution of culture
- Filmmaker and interdisciplinary storyteller Monique Verdin reflects on St. Bernard Parish’s generations-long struggle to stay afloat
- Linda Gail Lewis is so much more than Jerry Lee’s little sister, as John Wirt shows
- Alison Fensterstock revisits the 90s, when the hallucinogenic angel’s trumpet flower poisoned a slew of New Orleans teens
- Susan Roach on quinceañeras in Union Parish
- Rien Fertel takes another look at The Gentle Bush by Barbara Giles
Plus stories from our partners at The Historic New Orleans Collection, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Newcomb Art Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, Masur Museum of Art, Louisiana Architecture Foundation, and the Louisiana State Museum.
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