Louisiana Folklife Program Director Maida Owens recently received the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize from the American Folklore Society, recognizing her profound contribution to public folklore. The Society, founded in 1888, is composed of folklorists throughout the world, and the Botkin Prize is its highest honor.
“Maida Owens offers a deep understanding for Louisiana folk culture and history, and I am proud that her work with the Folklife Program has earned her recognition for this award,” Louisiana Lt. Governor Dardenne said.
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