Alan Lomax believed every culture has a "right . . . to equal time on the air and equal time in the classroom." As director of the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song and as a radio and television host, Lomax introduced folksong to popular audiences and promoted it among students and scholars. More»

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Alan Lomax playing guitar on stage at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, between 1938 and 1950. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.