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June 22 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – June 22 *

1772 – Slavery is outlawed in England.

1868 – Congress readmits the state of Arkansas on the… 605 more words

African American History

Happy Birthday Katherine Dunham!

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. 8 more words

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Classic Hollywood Birthdays

John Craven, actor (1916-1995)
See John Craven in Ocean’s Eleven (1960) on June 21st at 1:45PM (ET)

Billy Wilder, director, producer & screenwriter (1906-2002)
Gower Champion, actor, theater director, choreographer & dancer (1909-1980) 10 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Remembering Katherine Dunham

Don’t we all want to achieve our life’s ambitions? Inspiring words from the celebrated dancer, choreographer and social activist Katherine Dunham who would have been 105 today.

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Katherine Dunham and company
Tony Martin