1997 Festival of American Folklife Held

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The 31st Annual Festival of American Folklife is held on The National Mall in Washington, D.C.. The programs include: "The Mississippi Delta," "African Immigrant Folklife: Building and Bridging Communities in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.," and "Sacred Sounds: Belief and Society."


  • Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Festival of American Folklife
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," June 1997, p. 1.
  • Festival of American Folklife 1997. Festival of American Folklife (1997: Washington D.C.). Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


June 25-29, July 2-6, 1997


  • Music
  • Folk festivals
  • Religion
  • Public programs
  • Entertainers
  • African Americans
  • Performing arts


  • Mississippi
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

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