Double Down posts from March 2013

Mar 27, 2013 | Posted by Bobbie Ann Howell

The best thing so far about blogging, besides getting to feel like I am moving a bit more into the world of technological connectivity, is hearing from people who have read the Nevada Humanities blog and felt a sense of the Nevada we are sharing. Thank you for reading; it is wonderful to hear from you.  

March is Women’s History Month and, since my last blog about the various places that intersect our lives, I have been thinking about the people who have also walked alongside me. Many of them have been women of strength and beauty – the kind of women who strike out and have made a difference in their world – worked, loved, and reached out to others.  As girls, there are many women from history who we learn about who spark our imagination, like...

Mar 8, 2013 | Posted by Karen Wikander

When I first started working for Nevada Humanities I was tasked with creating an exhibit gallery, which, at the time, was a relatively new functionality on the ONE. I decided to tackle Civil Rights in Nevada. The inspiration was that it was almost February and I wanted to do something for African-American History Month. That said, I was also surprised to discover that we even had a Civil Rights movement in Nevada -- this was something that had been completely glossed over in school and the history is so fascinating, so compelling, and so significant that I wanted to share everything that I had found. In the gallery I included an image of, and a piece of oral history transcript from, Lubertha Johnson.

Johnson was born in Mississippi, but eventually ended up (after some...

Mar 8, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Hopkin

One of our goals here at Nevada Humanities is to help enable Nevadans – whether newly transplanted or native born - to forge a greater sense of engagement with the state in which they live.  This is a topic dear to my heart as I recently calculated that in my adult life, I’ve moved to a new place once every two years or so.  I’m now at a point where I’m ready to settle down for a sustained period, and reaching this point coincided with my move to Las Vegas in the fall of 2012. 

I relocated here specifically to take up my position within Nevada Humanities.  My only previous acquaintance with the city had been the brief trip I’d made a few months earlier to interview with my future employers, and whilst I had been totally sold on the job, the fact that it was based in Las Vegas...