Ferris, William R. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy
A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...
Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase
The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...