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Legends and Legacies:
An American Folklife Center Celebration of Public Folklore

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 10, 2009
Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building

Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie

Webcast View the Webcast of the Archie Green Memorial
Running time: 02:59:57 (three hours)
1:00-1:20 pm Welcome: Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress
Opening Remarks: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
1:20-1:40 Archie Green as Scholar and Author, Judy McCulloh, AFC Board of Trustees [biography]
1:40-2:00 Musical Performance: Eddie Bond & Josh Ellis (fiddle & banjo) of the New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters [about]
2:00-2:15 Archie Green as Union Member and Union Historian, Mike Munoz, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council [biography]
2:15-2:30 Archie Green as Folklorist/Mentor, Paula Johnson, Smithsonian Institution [biography]
2:30-3:00 BREAK
3:00-3:20 Archie Green as Lobbyist and Advocate, Joseph T. Wilson, NCTA [biography] and Keith Kennedy, Baker Donelson [biography]
3:20-3:35 Musical Performance: Northern Neck Chantey Singers (work songs of menhaden fishermen)
3:35-4:20 Archie Green as Family Man, Derek Green [biography]
4:20-4:45 Concluding Remarks and Facilitation of Audience Participation, Bill Ferris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [biography]

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building

NCTA logoLegends and Legacies:
Concert Celebrating Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection Coordinated and Produced by NCTA

Select here to view the webcast of the Legends and Legacies Concert. Running time 2:56:23. See below for time codes where individuals and groups are introduced. Move the sliding button at the bottom of the webcast window to go to a selection.

Master of Ceremonies:
Dan Sheehy
, Curator and Director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Acting Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. [biography]

Conferring of Living Legend Award on Joseph T. Wilson by:

Dr. James H. Billington and The Honorable David Obey.
Introduction by AFC Director Dr. Peggy Bulger begins at 0:24:03.

Julia Olin
, Executive Director, NCTA [biography] and John Holum, Chairman of the Board, NCTA. Begins at 0:51:10.

Musical Performances by:
Sweet Heaven Kings (United House of Prayer shout band). This group begins the webcast. [about]
Special Appearance by Jerry Douglas (Dobro). Introduced at 0:59:58.
Tom Mauchahty-Ware with Thomas Ware, III and Chester Tieyah, Jr. (Kiowa and Comanche Music & Dance). Introduced at 1:11:25. [about]
Billy McComiskey and Brendan Mulvihill (Traditional Irish Music). Introduced at 1:31:00. [about]
        with special guests Mick Moloney
[biography] and Josh Dukes. Introduced at 1:50:55.
Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris (Acoustic Blues). Introduced at 2:01:00. [about]
New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Southwest Virginia old-time string band). Introduced at 2:22:00.[about]

Friday, September 11, 2009
Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building

Symposium Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

Panel Discussions and Audio-Visual Presentation: Significance and Highlights of the NCTA Collection
Moderator: Barry Bergey, National Endowment for the Arts.

Webcast View the webcast of the morning session Running time 1:40:20
9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks: Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress
9:15-11:15 Presentations, panel discussions, Q&A
11:15 BREAK
Webcast View the webcast for the afternoon session Running time 1:37:12
11:30-12:30 Presentations, panel discussions, Q&A
12:30 Closing Remarks: Nick Spitzer, American Routes [biography].

Presenters and participants:

Dudley Connell, Audio Archivist, NCTA
Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Jon Lohman, Director, Virginia Folklife Program, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities [biography]
Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies, New York University [biography]
Julia Olin, Executive Director, NCTA [biography]
Barry Lee Pearson, blues scholar and Professor of English, University of Maryland
Nick Spitzer, Professor of American Studies and Communications, Tulane University, Producer and host of American Routes [biography]
Andy Wallace, former Associate Director, NCTA [biography]
Joseph T. Wilson, Chairman, NCTA [biography]


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