Karen Collins Receives 2022 John Wesley Work III Award

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Karen Collins (African American Miniature Museum) received the 2022 John Wesley Work III award.

The prize, sponsored by the African American Folklore Section, is named after John Wesley Work III, a composer, ethnomusicologist, educator, and choral director who was devoted to documenting the progression of Black musical expression. This award is offered to celebrate and encourage African American traditional cultural expression and galvanize folklorists, ethnographers and ethnomusicologists of color to participate in the documentation of African American folklife.

Collins’ detailed project captured African American folklife in a very creative and unique way.

We congratulate the winner!

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