NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1996

  • Obo Addy was born January 15, 1936, the son of a priest and medicine man of the Ga people...

  • Betty Pisio Christenson was born in 1931 and raised on a farm near Suring, in northern Wisconsin, that her...

  • Paul Dahlin was born April 14, 1954, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He took up the fiddle in 1963, when he...

  • Juan Gutiérrez was born March 8, 1951, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He grew up in Caparra Heights, a suburb...

  • The Ho'opi'i brothers were raised in the rural village of Kahakuloa on the island of Maui. Solomon was born...

  • Will Keys was born October 4, 1923, in the Blackley Creek area of Washington County in eastern Tennessee, the...

  • Joaquin Flores Lujan was born March 20, 1920, in Guam. He was nicknamed "Jack" and known as "Kin Bitud"...

  • Eva Washakie McAdams was born in 1927 in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, on the Wind River Reservation, the great-granddaughter of...

  • John Henry Mealing and Cornelius Wright, Jr., both of Birmingham, Alabama, were callers on railroad section gangs, leading songs...

  • Vernon Owens was born July 15, 1941, in a rural area near Seagrove, North Carolina. He learned to become...

  • Dolly Spencer was born in Kotzebue, Alaska, on March 30, 1930, the 11th child born to Grace and York...