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The People That Got Us Here

Over the past 40 years, dozens of prominent folklorists have worked to preserve and promote folklife in Florida, forging innovative projects and building a legacy of programming that lives on today. Through their efforts, Florida Folklife has funded nearly 200 apprenticeships, awarded 134 Folk Heritage Awards, produced albums, films and radio programs, provided educational resources and conducted fieldwork in communities across the state.

We have selected a sampling of those individuals to highlight below. Click on a photo to learn more. For a full list, visit Florida Folklorists on