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Happy Birthday Katherine Dunham!

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Katherine Dunham was a dancer, choreographer, social activist and educator. She had a successful dance career domestically and internationally during the 20th century. She is known as the “matriarch and queen mother of black dance.” Dunham also maintained her own dance company for 30 years, the only self supported African American dance troupe during the 1940’s and 1950’s.

A trail blazer! How will you be re-membered?