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“I used to want the words
“She tried” on my tombstone.
Now I want “She did it.”
Katherine Dunham

African American Quotes

“I used to want the words
“She tried” on my tombstone.
Now I want “She did it.”
Katherine Dunham

African American Quotes

Chicago Open Archives

We were honored to be guests in the Newberry’s Midwest Dance Collection for their Chicago Open Archives tour on October 8, 2015. Visitors not only got a peek behind the scenes in the collection’s stacks, but they were also able to see several items – like Anna Pavlova’s pointe shoes – up close and personal. 19 more words

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Katherine Dunham’s Legacy Continues to Grow in East St. Louis

Katherine Dunham, renowned dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist chose to leave her lasting legacy in East St. Louis, IL.  In her vision, the Katherine Dunham Centers for Art and Humanities would be a home base, from which other related activities would flourish.   571 more words

African American

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again...

So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don’t you will die inside as a person. 7 more words

Katherine Dunham

Let’s Do It Again

On July 4, 1940, the Diamond Jubilee Exposition of Negro Progress: 75 Years of Negro Achievement convened its two-month run at the Chicago Coliseum. The Exposition featured Black contributions to all aspects of American life from 1865 to 1940. 548 more words

Black Culture

Monday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week : Katherine Dunham

This week, we will look at the artistry of Black Dancers.

KATHERINE DUNHAM BIOGRAPHY (1909–2006)
Anthropologist, Ethnologue, Choreographer, Dancer, creator of the Dunham Technique, author, Scholar, activist and humanist… 874 more words

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