The epilogue is by James Early, former director of cultural heritage at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural. His long tenure extends across his experiences as a graduate student researcher in the 1970s, supportive assistant secretary, curator, international spokesperson, mentor, and champion of the Festival’s potential for advancing cultural democracy. In this piece, he reflects on the Festival's past and legacies and looks forward, raising questions about future inclinations and directions.
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