NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1988

  • Pedro Ayala was born June 29, 1911, in General Terán, Nuevo León, about 100 miles west of Reynosa, Mexico....

  • Kepka Belton was born March 11, 1934, on a farm near Wilson, a town known as "the Czech capital...

  • Amber Densmore was born August 29, 1901, in Chelsea, Vermont. She began learning her "fancy work," as she calls...

  • Michael Flatley was born July 16, 1958, in Chicago. His parents, immigrants from County Sligo, Ireland, instilled in their...

  • Maria Rosalia Haberl was born in 1897 in Schonsee, Bavaria, a small town in southeast Germany. As a child,...

  • John Dee Holeman was born April 24, 1929, in Orange County, North Carolina, and was raised on a small...

  • Albert Luandrew was born September 5, 1907, in Vance, a small Delta town near Clarksdale in the cotton-growing area...

  • Yang Fang Nhu was born February 11, 1911, in a small Hmong mountain village of 10 households in northern...

  • Kenny Sidle was born July 20, 1931, in a log cabin in Licking County, in central Ohio. He grew...

  • Willie Mae Ford Smith was born in 1906 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, a little town between Vicksburg and Greenville...

  • Clyde "Kindy" Sproat was born November 21, 1930, in the district of North Kohala on the Big Island of...

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