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Notable Folklorists of Color: Remembering Our Ancestral Legacies

The exhibit Notable Folklorists of Color: Remembering Our Ancestral Legacies was first shown at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society (AFS). Curated by Phyllis M. May-Machunda and Olivia Cadaval, the exhibit "highlights 25 scholars of color, ancestors whose significant contributions expanded research in folkloristics and laid a foundation for folkloristic scholarship by people of color in communities of color." From the page linked above, visitors can click the name or photo of any of the 25 folklorists to learn about each individual's biography and notable achievements. For instance, the page commemorating Zora Neale Hurston discusses her time as the first African American student at Barnard College, her studies with the anthropologist Franz Boas at Columbia University, and her folklore collection Mules and Men and novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. At the bottom of the page, visitors can click the purple boxes to read the introduction to the exhibit or learn about its history. AFS is a professional network of folklorists that manages publications such as the Journal of American Folklore, in addition to sponsoring folklore projects, initiatives, and prizes.
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October 29th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
October 22nd, 2021 at 11:16am
Date Of Record Release
October 25th, 2021 at 8:35am
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