Today-Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX-15) announced the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded grants to the libraries of South Texas College, McAllen and Texas Lutheran University, Seguin. The grant awards will provide the NEH Bridging Cultures "Bookshelves" series to the school libraries. This year's award is entitled "Muslim Journeys".
"I want to congratulate those who prepared and planned the grant applications to earn this very important award from the NEH," said U.S. Rep. Hinojosa. "Throughout the years these grants have served to introduce readers to diverse perspectives on people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures. The books and other resources provided will surely enhance each of these libraries and provide a broader selection of information for their students."
In their first in a planned series of Bridging Cultures "Bookshelves", the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) present Muslim Journeys. Through this initial program focused on the history and diverse cultures of Muslims in America and around the world, NEH will provide free books, films and on-line resources to enhance libraries' collections and enable them to create new programs for their communities.
According to the NEH, these grants are highly competitive and involved a rigorous review and selection process to ensure that the project represents the highest level of humanities research and public engagement.