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I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives.

 
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Katherine Dunham
Katherine Dunham
  • Born: June 22, 1909
  • Died: May 21, 2006
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Dancer, Choreographer, Author, Educator, Activist

Katherine Mary Dunham was an African American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in African American and European theater 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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