NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - W

  • Albertina Walker, known as the "Queen of Gospel Music," was nominated for an NEA National Heritage Fellowship by her church,...

  • Doug Wallin was born in 1919 and grew up in the Sodom-Laurel section of Madison County, in the Blue...

  • Country music is one of the most popular and commercially successful forms of music in the world. Ironically, it...

  • Yuqin Wang, born in Beijing, China, followed in her father's footsteps, training at the Beijing Opera School by the age...

  • Lem Ward was born September 19, 1896, in the Crisfield, Maryland, region of Chesapeake Bay. Lem and his brother,...

  • Newton Washburn was born April 4, 1915, in Stowe, Vermont, the grandson of Gilman Sweetser. The Sweetsers have been...

  • Arthel "Doc" Watson was born March 3, 1923, in Stoney Fork in western North Carolina, the sixth of nine...

  • Elaine Hoffman Watts' family came to the United States from a town near Odessa in the former Soviet Union.  Her...

  • Gussie Wells was born in 1901 in the country near Shreveport, Louisiana, and Arbie Williams was born in 1916...

  • Wenyi Hua was born in Shanghai on February 21, 1941. As a child, she became interested in Chinese theater....

  • Francis Whitaker was born November 29, 1906, in Woburn, Massachusetts. He left high school at the age of 16...

  • Although he grew up in the jazz-saturated environment of New Orleans and several of his relatives played with early jazz...

  • Gussie Wells was born in 1901 in the country near Shreveport, Louisiana, and Arbie Williams was born in 1916...

  • Claude "Fiddler" Williams was born February 22, 1908, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. By age 10 he was playing guitar, banjo,...

  • Dewey Williams

    Dewey President Williams was born March 6, 1898, in the Haw Ridge community, seven miles west of Ozark, in...

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