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Read about Jamil Zainaldin of the Georgia Humanities Council

There’s a nice profile of Jamil Zainaldin, chief of the Georgia Humanities Council, in the current issue of Humanities  magazine, including this passage:

The council has a budget of about $1.3 million a year, which, he points out, averages out to about thirteen cents for every man, woman, and child in Georgia. “There is a lot of opportunity, and a lot of need,” he says, pointing out that the state is still the lowest in high school graduation rates and forty-ninth out of fifty in public expenditures per capita. Still, he says, “this is a state that wants to move forward.” …

There’s a lot of territory to cover—Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi—but also a lot of material to work with. Says, Zainaldin, “The very ground we are walking on has secrets hidden from public view. If we really believe it’s important to live an authentic life, we must be aware that someone stood on this ground before us. We must preserve the Georgia stories that are in danger of disappearing.”

See the full story:

http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2010-05/InFocus.html

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