Project Tag: Cultural Activism

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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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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