NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - J

  • John Jackson was born February 25, 1924, in Rappahannock County, Virginia. His father was a tenant farmer on what...

  • A descendent of the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina, Mary Jackson was born in 1945 in Mount Pleasant, South...

  • Nathan Jackson was born August 29, 1938, into the Sockeye Clan on the Raven side of the Chilkoot-Tlingit tribe...

  • Nettie Jackson

    Basket making is a heritage, a tradition passed on from generation to generation. The artistry and design can be in...

  • Wanda Jackson

    Wanda Jackson was born in Maud, Oklahoma, a small town near Oklahoma City. Her father played piano in bar bands,...

  • Flory Jagoda was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, a member of the Sephardic Jewish community. When the Sephardic Jews were...

  • Tommy Jarrell (Thomas Jefferson Jarrell) was born in 1901 in a remote area of Surry County, North Carolina, near...

  • Jimmy Jausoro was born December 30, 1920, in Nampa in southwest Idaho. His parents had migrated to Idaho from...

  • "What B.B. King is to the blues, or George Jones is to traditional country, Grammy-winning accordionist Flaco Jimenez is to...

  • Claude Joseph Johnson was born on May 16, 1913, in Douglasville, Georgia. His father, William Johnson, was a well-known...

  • Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Jones was born February 8, 1902, in Smithville, Georgia. When she was seven months old, her...

  • Santiago Jiménez, Jr.

    Texas-Mexican conjunto music is an original American creation. In the late 19th century, German, Polish, and Czech immigrants settled in...