The Big Story: October 4, 2021

Photo courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor at FSU’s School of Dance and founder of Urban Bush Women (UBW). Photo courtesy of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Florida State University’s Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor at FSU’s School of Dance and founder of Urban Bush Women (UBW), has received the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship — also known as the “genius grant” — for using the power of dance and artistic expression to celebrate the voices of Black women and promote civic engagement and community organizing. Read more…

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