NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - W

  • Horace Williams was born May 9, 1910, in Newberry County, South Carolina, into an impoverished sharecropping family. He began...

  • Born in 1930, Piedmont-style singer and guitarist Warner Williams grew up in a musical family in the Washington, DC suburb...

  • Chesley Goseyun Wilson was born July 31, 1932, in the village of Bylas on the San Carlos Apache Reservation...

  • Elder Roma Wilson was born December 22, 1910, in Tupelo, Mississippi, one of 10 children raised on his parents'...

  • Joe Wilson

    While he has been a country record producer, a door-to-door salesman, a civil rights reporter, and a Madison Avenue consultant,...

  • Mary Louise Defender-Wilson was born October 14, 1930, near the rural town of Shields, North Dakota, where she now...

  • Melvin Wine was born April 20, 1909, in Burnsville, West Virginia. His father, Bob Wine, played the fiddle, and...

  • Mac Wiseman was born in Crimora, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Both of his parents sang old ballads around the...

  • James Ka'upena Wong is known in Hawaii as a chanter, a "keeper of the word" and thus the language, but...

  • Nimrod Workman was born in Martin County, Kentucky, in 1895 to a farming family that eked out a living...

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