Lomax Staff Archive Department Makes US State Department-Sponsored Speaking Tour of Nine European Countries

Anna Lomax Wood and staff members at the Alan Lomax Archive and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress participated in a presentation tour of nine European countries by invitation from the U.S. State Department. In honor of Black History Month in 2005, African American Heritage and the Legacy of Alan Lomax celebrated the contribution of African Americans to American and world culture, as seen through the work of Alan Lomax and the impact of his recordings and advocacy. Anna Lomax Wood, Nathan Salsburg, and Don Fleming represented the Alan Lomax Archive, and Peggy Bulger, Todd Harvey, and Michael Taft were emissaries of the Library of Congress. The tour, which lasted three weeks, traveled to Luxembourg, Bucharest, Llubjana (Slovenia), Vienna, Budapest, Debrecen (Hungary), Pecs (Hungary), Stockholm, Gothenburg, Belfast, London, and Warsaw.

Originally posted: February 15, 2006