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A More Perfect Union: America at 250

The Oklahoma Humanities “A More Perfect Union: America at 250” initiative catalyzes community engagement with the humanities and American history as we as a nation explore what is means to strive for “A More Perfect Union” and commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

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Initiative

A More Perfect Union: America at 250

The Oklahoma Humanities “A More Perfect Union: America at 250” initiative catalyzes community engagement with the humanities and American history as we as a nation explore what is means to strive for “A More Perfect Union” and commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

"A More Perfect Union" Programs and Events

Get involved in your community through local libraries, schools, and community centers.

Programming for this initiative incudes reading and discussion groups, Oklahoma National History Day programming in conjunction with the Oklahoma Historical Society, and more!

 

Let's Talk About It Reading and Discussion Groups

One aspect of this initiaitive will be 10-15 in-person or virtual reading and discussion programs through the established council-led Let’s Talk About It program, with themes that center our nation’s quest for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society. Let’s Talk About It is a nationwide reading and discussion program developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982. If you are interested in hosting a reading and discussion program, please contact Program Officer Sarah Olzawski (sarah@okhumanities.org) for more information. Themes include broad humanities topics such as American experiences from diverse perspectives, Oklahoma-specific narratives, and key moments in American history. Three new themes developed for this special project include:

  • Memory, Memorials and Painful Pasts: A More Perfect Union theme
  • Native American Identity From Past to Present: A More Perfect Union theme
  • Of Shadows and Light: Stories of African American Resilience: A More Perfect Union theme

Apply to host a discussion group in your community!

View The Full "More Perfect Union" Themes and Books List

 

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