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The Mississippi Humanities Council is a private not-for-profit corporation funded by the United States Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities.[1] Its mission is "to provide public programs in traditional liberal arts disciplines to serve nonprofit groups in Mississippi."[2] The Mississippi Humanities Council belongs to a group of 55 other such state and territorial humanities councils that receive Federal support.[3] The MHC was founded in 1972.[4]

Mississippi Humanities Council
Registration no.64-0561264
HeadquartersJackson, MS
Official language
Executive Director
Dr. Stuart Rockoff
Assistant Director
Mrs. Carol Andersen
Budget (2013)
WebsiteMississippi Humanities Council

The Mississippi Humanities Council sponsors a number of programs annually. These include awards recognizing post-secondary educators in the humanities.[5] Other "public humanities" awards recognize citizens who advance the study and understanding of humanities among the citizens of Mississippi.[6]

The MHC also supports adult and family literacy programs.[7]



  1. ^ Zainaldin, Jamil (February 2013). "Public Works: NEH, Congress, and the State Humanities Councils" (PDF). The Public Historian (The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History) 35 (1): 32. doi:10.1525/tph.2013.35.1.28. ISSN 0272-3433.
  2. ^ "About us" Mississippi Humanities Council Accessed Dec. 26, 2015
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  5. ^ MHC Public Awards
  6. ^ "Mississippi Humanities Council Honors Oxford Author Alysia Burton Steele" Dec. 15, 2015
  7. ^ Family Literacy Program