The Nebraska Humanities Council recently added 14 new programs to its Speakers’ Bureau.
Programs are available to any Nebraska nonprofit organization for a small processing fee. Mary Yager, Associate Director for the NHC, says there are about 300 programs in rotation at the Speakers’ Bureau at any given time. She says the NHC puts out a call for speakers every three to four years.
Yager says they recently expanded their programs to include subjects they haven’t had recently. New programs center on Annie Oakley, the railroad and spoken word artists.
"The Wordsmiths who are from Omaha, do a tribute to Martin Luther King and also a program that’s related specifically to the African oral tradition that spoken word comes out of. And those are very dynamic and exciting programs that I think might be especially interesting to middle school and high school students.”
Details on all the programs are available online at nebraskahumanities.org.