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  1. July 8, 2020
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in a landslide in 1932. Dust storms were on the rise; 14 were reported across the country, and the number would double in the following year. World War I veterans marched on Washington, D.C., demanding back pay and pensions to help survive the growing Depression.
  2. June 28, 2020
    Melanie Benjamin was a struggling author when a chance encounter changed the direction of her writing career. Her first two novels of contemporary fiction weren’t selling, so to take her mind off her troubles, she visited a Chicago art museum that was hosting an exhibition of Lewis Carroll’s photography.
  3. June 19, 2020
    The South Dakota Humanities Council is sponsoring a storytelling contest for veterans that will culminate with an awards ceremony at the South Dakota Festival of Books Oct. 2-4 in Brookings.
  4. June 14, 2020
    We previously announced our pivot to virtual book club discussions; now, our Speakers Bureau events will be held online as well.
  5. June 5, 2020
    When we look to cure our physical ailments, we turn to science — especially now, when a vaccine is needed to stem a pandemic.
  6. May 29, 2020
    Throughout the history of the One Book program, the South Dakota Humanities Council has selected books that propel our mission, helping us create a more well-read and, by extension, more engaged and thoughtful state of South Dakota.
  7. May 17, 2020
    The South Dakota Humanities Council has long been a resource for cultural institutions, readers, writers, aspiring humanities scholars — people who are dedicated to exploring the human adventure in our state.
  8. May 8, 2020
    Attention young readers in South Dakota: Get ready for Bink and Gollie!
  9. April 28, 2020
    Struggling during quarantine? The humanities can improve your life in innumerable ways. Here are 12.
  10. April 23, 2020
    The 2020 Program Catalog is now available for download.