The Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University is one of 65 libraries that has received a $3,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to present different outreach programs to accommodate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.”
The Library is working in collaboration with the Heritage Studies Department and is receiving additional assistance from the Arkansas History Commission. Dr. Gary Edwards, Associate Professor of History, is our project scholar.
All events are free and opened to the public. Programs are held on Tuesday afternoons on the 3rd floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.
Participants who register for all discussions will receive a free copy of each book.
PO Box 69
Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War is a scholar-led reading and discussion program for public audiences, presented by the ALA Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH) as part of ALA's Let's Talk About It public programming.
Let's Talk About It is a reading and book discussion program model launched on a nationwide level for libraries by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. The program model involves reading a common series of books selected by a nationally known scholar, and discussing them in the context of a larger, overarching theme. Reading and discussion groups explore the theme through the lens of the humanities – that is, by relating the readings to historical trends and events, other works of literature, philosophical and ethical considerations.