Festival director Sarah Knott singing at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival

Date: May 1954

Source: S1577 , Container 18 , P82-196

Type: Still Image

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  • One black and white print. Knott was the first director of the Florida Folk Festival in 1953-1954. Born in 1895 in Kevil, Kentucky, Knott studied acting before founding the National Folk Festival in St. Louis in 1934. She served as its director until 1971. Until her death in 1984, she continued to support folk festivals across the nation.

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