NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - R

  • Born in 1926, Mike Rafferty grew up in Ballinakill, East Galway, Ireland, on a 12-acre farm. In the heart of...

  • Buck Ramsey was born January 9, 1938, in East Texas. His father worked in a munitions plant in the...

  • Hystercine Rankin was born September 11, 1929, on a farm in the Blue Hill community of Jefferson County, Mississippi....

  • Ola Belle Campbell Reed was born August 17, 1916, in Lansing, North Carolina. Her ancestors had moved into the...

  • Almeda Riddle was born November 21, 1898, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and lived in White and...

  • Jean Ritchie, the recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship, is a significant musician and songwriter, as...

  • Georgeann Robinson

    Georgeann Robinson was born in 1917 near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Osage tribe and of...

  • LaVaughn Robinson was born February 9, 1927, in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He learned to dance from his mother at...

  • During the 1930s while working for the government's Works Progress Administration Federal Arts Project, Eliseo Rodriguez learned the rapidly disappearing...

  • Teri Rofkar, whose Tlingit name is Chas' Koowu Tla'a, was born into the Raven Clan. As a young child, she...

  • Senaida Romero was born July 18, 1909, in Ojo de Vaca, New Mexico, and Emilio Romero in 1910 in...

  • Herminia Romero

    Herminia Albarrán Romero learned the art of papel picado (Mexican paper cutting) as a child growing up in the small...

  • Don Emilio Rosado was born May 28, 1911, in the municipality of Utuado on the island of Puerto Rico....

  • Felipe I. and Joseph K. Ruak are the artistic directors of the Talabwog Man Stick Dancers, a traditional Carolinian...