NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - T

  • Margaret Tafoya was born in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, on August 13, 1904. As a child, she learned...

  • Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka or Tanaka-sensei, as he is known by hundreds of taiko followers around the world, established the...

  • Liang-xing Tang was born in 1948 in Shanghai, China, and was raised in a musical family. Tang recalled that...

  • Dave Tarras was born around 1890 in southern Ukraine. He learned to play the clarinet as a young man,...

  • Often called the "Queen of the Blues," Koko Taylor (nee Cora Walton) was born 75 years ago in a sharecropper's...

  • Sonny Terry was born Sanders Terrell on October 24, 1911, in the country near Greensboro, Georgia. His father, Ruben...

  • Jennie Thlunaut was born May 18, 1891, to Tlingit parents in Alaska during the spring run of the "hooligans"...

  • Ada V. Thomas was born July 31, 1924, on the Chitimacha Reservation, one mile west of Charenton, Louisiana, in...

  • Dorothy Thompson

    During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Eleanor Roosevelt became interested in West Virginia's community housing projects known as Homestead...

  • Joe Thompson has played fiddle music in his home community in the Piedmont region of North Carolina for more than...

  • Paul Tiulana was born in 1921 on King Island in the Bering Strait, just off the Alaskan Seward Peninsula....

  • Lucinda Hodrick Toomer was born February 5, 1888, on a cotton and peanut farm in Stewart County, Georgia. The...

  • Ezequiel Torres is a master of the making and playing of Afro-Cuban batá drums, a set of three double-headed, hourglass-shaped...

  • Florida is the only state in the union where natural sponges are harvested. Tarpon Springs became a center for this...

  • Henry Townsend was born October 27, 1909, in Shelby, Mississippi, the third son of Allen and Omelia Townsend. Allen...

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