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Marcea T. Daiter: World Traveler

Marcea T. Daiter is certainly a well-traveled dancer. Marcea’s long career intersects with many key figures and organizations of Chicago’s dance scene. In the early years, while she was based in Chicago, she danced with the Darlene Blackburn Dance Troupe and performed with the… 255 more words


Katherine Dunham: The Artist as Activist During World War II

Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) was a world-renowned choreographer who broke many barriers of race and gender, most notably as an African American woman whose dance company toured the… 1,394 more words


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Josephine Baker 1906-1975, Missouri native, known world-wide for her flamboyancy and larger than life personality, famous mainly for her work mainly in Paris

Alvin Ailey 1931-1989 Founded the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, New York City, Activist, Choreographer (Photo credit: Evaf-Maze) … 232 more words

African American Dancers