NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - B

  • Edward Babb was born December 14, 1944, in New York City. His first instrument was a trombone purchased for...

  • Etta Baker

    Etta Reid was born in 1913 into a family of mixed African American, American Indian, and Irish ancestry in...

  • Kenny Baker was born June 26, 1926, in the small coal-mining town of Burdine, Kentucky. He came from a...

  • Dewey Balfa was born in 1927 in what is called Bayou Grand Louis, a rural area near Mamou, Louisiana....

  • Ruth Mildred Barker was born February 3, 1897. She was a child when she was drawn to the Shaker...

  • Earl Barthé is a fifth-generation architectural artisan whose great-great grandfather came to New Orleans from France, via Haiti. A self-identified...

  • Louis Bashell was born July 1, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to a family that had recently emigrated from Slovenia,...

  • Language and the oral tradition have long served as central markers of Basque identity. Basques refer to themselves in their...

  • Kepka Belton was born March 11, 1934, on a farm near Wilson, a town known as "the Czech capital...

  • Earnest Bennett was born January 30, 1905, in the rural hill country of south central Kentucky. He became interested...

  • Growing up the daughter of a sharecropper in rural Alabama with nine brothers and sisters, Mozell Benson learned early on...

  • Nicholas Benson

    Nicholas Benson is a third generation stone carver who today oversees a family shop that was established in 1705, one...

  • Paul Bergren built his first sled in 1978 and has since developed into one of the premier sled designers in...

  • The Birmingham Sunlights, a five-man, four-part harmony a cappella gospel group, was formed in 1978 by Music Director James Alex...

  • Mary Holiday Black was born about 1934 high atop the Douglas Mesa near the northern boundary of the Navajo...

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