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Alan Lomax Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone, 

This month we're celebrating the life and work of Alan Lomax, the most famous American folklorist of the 20th century. Our goal is get the number of completed pages up to 3,000 by what would have been Lomax's 105th birthday on January 31st. We're at 2,206 as of January 15, 2020Can you help us get over the line? 

Part of Lomax's great success was his ability to collaborate with people all over the U.S., Caribbean, and other parts of the world. He worked with local experts, religious leaders, musicians, and others to identify folk music and dance traditions to record. In addition to making sound recordings, Lomax and his collaborators–including his father, wife, daughter, and the ethnographer and author Zora Neale Hurston–wrote extensive notebooks and letters about the traditions they recorded and the people they encountered. Read more about their life and work over on the American Folklife Center blog!

There's something for everyone in the Lomax Campaign–music, dance; different languages including Swedish, Spanish, and Haitian Creole; and different places and cultures, including Mississippi, Vermont, New Hampshire, the Bahamas, and St Simon's Island, to name just a few.  

Here are some pointers on how to review!

Victoria, the By the People team, and our friends in the American Folklife Center

Click here for more information.