Katherine Dunham

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American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, actress and activist

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According to Wikipedia, Katherine Mary Dunham was an American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the "matriarch and queen mother of black dance."

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