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Thursday, September 30, 2010

National Endowments Mark 45th Anniversary

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Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson
Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Both have played a crucial role in the development of America's nonprofit arts movement. On September 29, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, the legislation that established the NEA and NEH. To quote from that legislation: "Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens. It must therefore foster and support a form of education, and access to the arts and the humanities, designed to make people of all backgrounds and wherever located masters of their technology and not its unthinking servants."

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