NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1984

  • Clifton Chenier was born June 25, 1925, in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. His father, Joseph Chenier, was a...

  • Bertha Cook was born March 29, 1895, in Sands, a small community northeast of Boone in Watauga County, in...

  • JOSEPH CORMIER 1927 – 2016

    Joseph Cormier was born March 19, 1927, in the small Acadian fishing village of Cheticamp,...

  • Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten was born in January 1892 near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a child, she liked to...

  • Burlon Craig was born April 24, 1914, a few miles from the small town of Henry, in the Catawba...

  • Albert Fahlbusch was born April 18, 1925, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, near his grandfather's farm. His parents, Molly and Herman...

  • Janie Hunter was born June 7, 1918, on Johns Island, South Carolina, one of the Georgia sea islands. She...

  • Mary Jane Manigault was born June 13, 1913, outside Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, north of Charleston. Growing up, she...

  • Genevieve Mougin was born May 5, 1911, in Kewannee, Illinois. Her father, Hassan Nahra, had immigrated to the United...

  • Martin Mulvihill was born in 1923 in Ballygoughlin, County Limerick, Ireland. His mother, Brigid Flynn, played the concertina and...

  • Howard "Sandman" Sims may have been born on January 24, 1917, in Los Angeles, California, though he said he...

  • Ralph Stanley

    Ralph Stanley was born February 25, 1927, near McClure, Virginia, in the Clinch Mountains. He and his older brother...

  • Margaret Tafoya was born in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, on August 13, 1904. As a child, she learned...

  • Dave Tarras was born around 1890 in southern Ukraine. He learned to play the clarinet as a young man,...

  • Paul Tiulana was born in 1921 on King Island in the Bering Strait, just off the Alaskan Seward Peninsula....

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