National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grants for Chicago

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grants for Chicago
Jon Parrish Peede, center, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaks with people from local cultural organizations during a reception, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Peede stopped by the Morning Shift on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, ahead of his announcement of NEH's new grant recipients at the Newberry Library. Jennifer McDermott / Associated Press
National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grants for Chicago
Jon Parrish Peede, center, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaks with people from local cultural organizations during a reception, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Peede stopped by the Morning Shift on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, ahead of his announcement of NEH's new grant recipients at the Newberry Library. Jennifer McDermott / Associated Press

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grants for Chicago

Later today, the National Endowment for the Humanities will announce nearly $2 million in grants to institutions in the Chicago area. 

The NEH was created in 1965 and funds cultural institutions, such as museums, libraries and public TV and radio stations. 

Jon Parrish Peede, chairman of the NEH, is in town for the announcement and stops by the Morning Shift.

GUEST: Jon Parrish Peede, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

LEARN MORE: National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants (New York Times 8/14/19)