Project Tag: Cultural Activism

Edward J. Cabbell

Edward J. Cabbell at Concord College, Athens, W. Va. Collection Number: A&M 217. Identifier: 038004. Image courtesy of West Virginia and Regional History Center, WVU Libraries African American, History, Cultural Activism, Literature Edward J. Cabbell (1946-2018) Ed Cabbell was a historian and folklorist of the traditions of Black Appalachia (Affrilachia) and brought the stories and …

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Cornelia Walker Bailey

Photograph by Patrick Heagney. African American, Storytelling, Cultural Activism Cornelia Bailey (1945-2017) In her own words, Cornelia Bailey was a Saltwater Geechee and a storyteller. Her research, writing, cultural, and environmental activism in her birthplace in Belle Marsh on Sapelo Island, part of the Georgia Sea Islands, defined her contribution to the folklore field. Bailey …

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George Na‘ope

Photo by Alan Govenar, 2006 Native Hawaiian, Dance, Cultural Activism George Na‘ope (1928-2009) Born in Kalihi, Hawaiʻi in 1928 and raised in Hilo, George Lanakilakeikiahialiʻi Naʻope was a foundational figure in the perpetuation, visibility, and celebration of Hawaiian culture. Affectionately and respectfully known as “Uncle George,” he was a revered kumu hula—a title that translates …

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Stephen E. Henderson

In Search of Blueprints: The Making of an African American Literary Critic … Stephen E. Henderson : a Symposium on African American Literary and Intellectual Thought. Program in African American Culture, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1993. African American, Cultural Activism, Literary Theory Stephen E. Henderson (1925-1997) Dr. Stephen Henderson was an HBCU (historically Black …

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Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Jones

BESSIE JONES, A GOSPEL SINGER, LIVES ON ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, photograph by Paul Conklin in Brunswick (Ga.), May 1973. National Archives at College Park Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), Record group: Record Group 412: Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1944 – 2006, Agency-Assigned Identifier: 076/03/004503, via Wikimedia Commons African …

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Pura Belpré

Photograph from the Pura Belpré Papers, Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY Puerto Rican, Language, Children’s Folklore, Cultural Activism, Library Work Pura Belpré (1899-1982) Pura Teresa Belpré is remembered most notably for being New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, establishing and expanding the library system’s Spanish-language …

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Zanea Panea (Z.P.) Kalokuokamaile

Photo from the Kanaeokana Facebook page Native Hawaiian, Language, Cultural Activism, Journalism Zanea Panea (Z.P.) Kalokuokamaile (1849-1942) Z. P. Kalokuokamaile was the writer of perhaps the greatest longevity in the Hawaiian-language newspapers (nūpepa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi). He was born in 1850 in Nāpoʻopoʻo, Kona Hema, Hawaiʻi, where he lived most of his long life. His first …

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King Kalākahua (David La‘amea Kamanakapu‘u Mahinulani
Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani)

Photo by James J. Williams. Hawaii State Archives. Call Number: PPWD-15-4.018 Native Hawaiian, Music, Dance, Cultural Activism King Kalākahua (David La‘amea Kamanakapu‘u MahinulaniNalaiaehuokalani Lumialani) (1836-1891) King Kalākaua reaffirmed Hawai`i’s sovereignty through advancing the island country’s international profile and promoting Hawaiian cultural revitalization after decades of suppression. Born David La‘amea Kamanakapu‘u Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani, King Kalākaua …

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Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani)
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