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About meMiss Katherine Dunham was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1909. She became one of the first African Americans to attend the University of Chicago, where she earned bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in anthropology. Supported by a Rosenwald Fellowship, she completed ground-breaking work on Caribbean and Brazilian dance anthropology as a new academic discpline. She began one of the most successful dance careers in the American and European theater in 1934, which led to leading roles in musicals, operas, and cabarets throughout the world.
About my libraryOne of the Museum's major project's underway is the cataloguing of Miss Dunham's personal book collection, which is housed within the Katherine Dunham Museum located in East St. Louis, Illinois. The museum is home to Miss Dunham's outstanding collection of symbolic and functional art, including over 250 African and Caribbean art objects from more than 50 countries.
Real nameKatherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities
LocationEast Saint Louis, Illinois
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Member sinceSep 17, 2012