Project Tag: Education

Willis Laurence James

Photo from The Peachite Vol. II, No. 2, Folk Festival Number, March 1944. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. African American, Music, Folklore, Education Willis Laurence James (1900-1966) Willis Laurence James was a musician, composer and music director, educator, concert violinist, lecturer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist of African American religious and secular music traditions of the …

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María Adelina Isabel Emilia (Nina) Otero-Warren

Photographer unknown; public domain image Nuevo Mexicana, Folklore, Federal Writers’ Project, Activism, Education María Adelina Isabel Emilia (Nina) Otero-Warren (1881-1965) A woman of many talents and interests, Adelina “Nina” Otero Warren was a politician and advocate who advanced issues relevant to the early 20th-century nuevomexicano community. Otero Warren is best known outside of New Mexico …

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