THIBODAUX – The Louisiana House of Representatives has adopted a resolution honoring Dr. J. Paul Leslie, professor of history at Nicholls State University, for his recent receipt of the Individual Achievement in the Humanities Award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Introduced by state Rep. Jerome Richard of Thibodaux, House Resolution No. 12 commends Leslie for a wide variety of accomplishments, including his five years of service to the LEH’s Readings in Literature and Culture program.
The resolution also recognizes Leslie’s professional interests, which include American history in film, Louisiana history, American Constitutional history, Civil War/Reconstruction history, African American history, Southern history, history of Western civilizations and American intellectual history.
A private, not-for-profit organization that receives funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Louisiana and corporate and individual donors, the LEH is the Louisiana affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
According to the LEH Web site, the endowment administers a regrant program that sponsors humanities initiatives throughout Louisiana, publishes the magazine Louisiana Cultural Vistas and promotes adult reading and family literacy.