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Katherine Mary Dunham, dancer, choreographer, author, educator, & social activist, aka "Matriarch & Queen Mother of Black dance" & "dancer Katherine the Great". She had one of the most successful dance careers in American & European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company (the only self-supported American Black dance troupe at that time). She was an innovator in African-American modern dance, as well as a leader in the field of ethnochoreology (dance anthropology)…

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A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

A Visual History of Michigans Outsize Influence on American Modernism - Mark Byrnes - The Atlantic Cities


An Apache girl. A little girl in a tattered dress. Many people put Native Americans in this kind of spiritual, euphoric, wonder world, but in reality they have the same needs as all of us. Shelter, food and love. To live like a Native American in the 1800's would have been a hard life. . Photo 1883.