NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1999

  • Frisner Augustin was born March 1, 1948, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His father, Julien Augustin, was an itinerant carpenter. Most...

  • Lila Greengrass Blackdeer was born February 14, 1932, in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She first learned black ash basketmaking...

  • Shirley Caesar was born October 13, 1938, in Durham, North Carolina, the 10th of 13 children. Her father was...

  • Alfredo Campos was born November 19, 1935, outside Tucson, Arizona. As a young man, he was immersed in Western...

  • James Godbolt was born October 27, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia. When he was young, he moved to Boston, where...

  • Ulysses Goode was born May 29, 1927, in the Western Mono community of Northfork in Madera County, California. He...

  • Bob Holt was born November 25, 1930, in Ava, Missouri. He grew up hearing Ozark fiddle music. His family...

  • Zakir Hussain Allaraka Qureshi was born March 9, 1951, in Bombay, India. He is the son of Ustad Allah...

  • Elliott "Ellie" Mannette was born November 5, 1927, in Trinidad. As a child, he was attracted to carnival festivities...

  • Mick Moloney was born November 15, 1944, in Limerick, Ireland. He began playing tenor banjo at 16 years of...

  • Eudokia Sorochaniuk (Evdokeeya Verstiuk Sorochaniuk) was born March 15, 1919, in Zhab'ye, a town in the Carpathian Mountains in...

  • Ralph W. Stanley was born February 9, 1929, in Bar Harbor, on Maine's Mt. Desert Island. His mother was...

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