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Our Partners

We are grateful for the support of our partners, The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationMass Humanities,* and Mass Cultural Council.

*This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and the informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

          



Frederick Douglass Student Awards 

With the generous support of Mass Humanities, the 2019 Mass Humanities Frederick Douglass Awards will recognize MHD projects that celebrate the life and historical legacy of Frederick Douglass and his work as an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. This includes projects that explore the life of Frederick Douglass directly and/or explore the impact of his legacy in relation to African American history and culture, abolitionism, civil rights, and social reform. 

Three student awards will be presented at each of our MHD Regional competitions:
  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place: $100
Mass Humanities will also recognize the school communities of the first place winners by awarding each school with a $500 honorarium for the purchase of books and other materials to enhance their library’s African American holdings.

 

This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

We thank Mass Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

Special Prizes Needed! 

Since 2012, MHD has been generously co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society.  But many wonderful organizations, institutions museums and even families also generously support MHD by supplying judges or donating special prizes.  

Prizes can be monetary, a certificate, a book, a t-shirt, a gift certificate to your museum store, some admission passes, etc.  Prizes can be made in a loved one’s memory.  We will work with you to select appropriate criteria that reflects your organization or interest, for example:

  • Best Use of Periodicals
  • Best Use of Primary Sources
  • Best Use of Maps
  • Best Project on Women’s/Gender History
  • Best Project on Local History
  • Best Project on Military History
  • Best Project on Maritime History
  • Best Project on Industrial History
  • Best Project on Immigration History

 We would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

  • Beverly High School
  • Foxborough High School 
  • Quabbin Regional Middle School
  • Stoneham Central Middle School
  • Winchester High School
  • American Antiquarian Society
  • American Textile History Museum
  • Anna Clutterbuck-Cook and The Marilyn Ross Memorial Book Prize in Women’s and Gender History
  • The Boston Athenaeum
  • The Bryan McSheffrey Award
  • Central Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies
  • Clara Barton Birthplace Museum
  • Concord Museum
  • The Freedom Trails Foundation
  • Fruitlands Museum
  • History UnErased
  • Jenn Sears and The David Sears Award in Military History
  • Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies
  • Mass Cultural Council
  • Mass Humanities
  • The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
  • Museum of Russian Icons
  • The National Archives
  • The New England History Teachers Association
  • The New England Journal of History
  • National Maritime Historical Society
  • The Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours
  • The House of Seven Gables
  • The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Old North Church and Historic Site
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Primary Source
  • SpeakEasy Stage Company
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
  • Tsongas Industrial History Center
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Willard House & Clock Museum
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Worcester Bravehearts
  • Worcester EcoTarium
  • Worcester Historical Museum

If you are interested in donating a special prize or supporting Massachusetts History Day, please contact MHD State Coordinator Kate Melchior for more information.

Help us recognize and reward the students’ hard work!