Women / Persons ~ P24067

Katherine Dunham

Alternate Names:
  • Katherine Mary Dunham
  • Kaye Dunn
Gender: Female
Life Dates: 22 June 1909 – 21 May 2006
  • Activist
  • Activist, Civil Rights
  • African American
  • American (US)
  • Anglo-Saxon
  • divorced or separated
  • Educational founder, schoolmistress
  • Performer, dancer
  • Person of Mixed Race or Ethnicity
Note: Prolific choreographer. Studied anthropology. Founded the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and led the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe. Toured in the South despite discrimination and went on a public hunger strike to protest US treatment of Haitians.
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