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June 22, 1909

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

Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and activist is born. She is called the “matriarch and queen mother of black dance”.

Katherine Dunham- Anthropologist, Ethnologue, Choreographer and Dancer –  Associated Links:

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