NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - B

  • Lila Greengrass Blackdeer was born February 14, 1932, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She first learned black ash basketmaking...

  • George Blake was born in 1944 on the Hoopa Indian Reservation in the Hoopa Valley of Humboldt County in...

  • Eddie Blazonczyk was born on July 12, 1941, in Chicago, the son of immigrants from the rural Tatras Mountains...

  • The area near the border of northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia has historically produced many fine string band musicians, earning...

  • Alice Blue Legs was born July 25, 1925, in Grass Creek, South Dakota. Her mother died when Alice was...

  • When it is difficult to single out any one artistic skill of an individual for recognition, that person is...

  • Clarence Fountain grew up in a churchgoing and musical family in Selma, Alabama. His parents, William and Ida Fountain,...

  • A textile artist from Fairfield, Texas, Laverne Brackens represents a long tradition of improvisational quiltmaking among African-American women. Born in...

  • Charles Brown was born September 13, 1922, in Texas City, on the Gulf Coast of Texas. His father was...

  • Affectionately known as the "Godfather of Go-Go," Chuck Brown pioneered a musical blend of Latin beats, African call-and-response chants, rhythm...

  • Jerry Brown

    Jerry Brown was born in 1942 in Sulligent, Lamar County, Alabama, the son of Hattie May and Horace "Jug"...

  • Em Bun was born January 1, 1916, in a small village in southern Cambodia. Her maternal ancestors had always...

  • Like most professional musicians, Kevin Burke has spent a good portion of his life on the road, and his travels...

  • Master shipwright, designer, and mariner Harold Burnham is part of a shipbuilding tradition that dates back to the 1630s in...

  • Photo courtesy of Ralph Burns

    Pyramid Lake Paiute elder Ralph Burns is a revered storyteller and native-language specialist. Burns grew up on the Pyramid Lake...

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