The Association for Cultural Equity is excited to announce the appointment of Sarah Luisa Bryan as Executive Director of ACE, a role fulfilled so productively by the cultural visionary Anna Lomax Wood.
Anna Lomax Wood honored at the American Folklore Society annual meeting in Tulsa, Oklahome on Oct. 15, 2022, where the Mediterranean Section of AFS sponsored a Tribute to Anna Lomax Wood. Joseph Sciorra (John D.
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Association for Cultural Equity, and the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Studies at Coastal Carolina University are pleased to announce that the entirety of John A. Lomax's historic South Carolina recordings—made between 1934 and 1940 under the aegis of the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Song—are now freely available online via the Lomax Digital Archive. This collaboratively produced catalog* provides free access to more than 12 hours of historic audio, accompanied by extensive descriptive metadata, documenting a diversity of Black and white folk and vernacular music in the Palmetto State: spirituals, hymns, blues, lullabies, ballads, children's game songs, work songs, as well as stories and personal narratives. Only a fraction of these recordings have ever been published or otherwise made available publicly.
In December, ACE traveled to Italy to present on the Global Jukebox at a conference hosted by the Fondazione Ignazio Buttitta in Palermo, and to attend a repatriation of Lomax recordings and photos in Calabria.
The Association for Cultural Equity (ACE) is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. We are looking for a visionary leader for our organization, which is committed to sustaining the world’s expressive traditions through preservation, research, dissemination and reconnecting communities with their cultural heritage.