Legacy Honorees

These legacy honorees have been important in providing a foundation for our work and guiding the Center’s direction. Our staff periodically nominates and recognizes new honorees. Click on a profile to learn the personal stories and professional contributions of each of these influential figures.

Moses Asch

Moses Asch

Dewey Balfa

Dewey Balfa

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

Bess Lomax Hawes

Bess Lomax Hawes

Ella Jenkins

Ella Jenkins

James R. Morris

James R. Morris

Lead Belly

Lead Belly

Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax

Bernice J. Reagon

Bernice J. Reagon

S. Dillon Ripley

S. Dillon Ripley

Ralph Rinzler

Ralph Rinzler

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger