NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1987

  • Juan Alindato was born September 15, 1921, in Playa de Ponce, Puerto Rico, the son of Filipino immigrants. He...

  • Louis Bashell was born July 1, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to a family that had recently emigrated from Slovenia,...

  • Genoveva Castellanoz was born November 18, 1932, in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico. When she was two, her...

  • Thomas Edison "Brownie" Ford was born January 9, 1904, in Gum Springs in the Oklahoma Territory. He was half...

  • Kansuma Fujima was born Sumako Hamaguchi in San Francisco, California, on May 9, 1918. When she was three years...

  • Claude Joseph Johnson was born on May 16, 1913, in Douglasville, Georgia. His father, William Johnson, was a well-known...

  • Raymond Kaleoalohapoinaoleohelemanu Kane was born October 2, 1925, in Eleéle on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, but grew...

  • Wade Mainer was born April 21, 1907, near Weaverville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains north of Asheville....

  • Sylvester McIntosh was born August 17, 1934, on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the son of Ivan...

  • Allison "Tootie" Montana was born December 16, 1922, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father, Alfred Montana, was a baker....

  • Alexander H. Moore was born November 22, 1899, in Dallas, Texas. When he was three years of age, the...

  • Senaida Romero was born July 18, 1909, in Ojo de Vaca, New Mexico, and Emilio Romero in 1910 in...

  • Newton Washburn was born April 4, 1915, in Stowe, Vermont, the grandson of Gilman Sweetser. The Sweetsers have been...