Dunham Dance Technique: provides information
on how this dance style developed and why it made such an impact
on the dance world.
Film Career: highlights some of the many movies
in which Katherine Dunham and her Dance Troupe performed and
includes the films that Miss Dunham choreographed.
Global Activist: reveals Katherine Dunham’s
stance against social, cultural, and racial inequalities.
Legacy: examines the variety of people that
Katherine Dunham influenced throughout her life.
MHS Collections & Conservation: shares
the Dunham collections at the Missouri Historical Society and
describes the efforts to preserve those holdings.
A special thank you to the Morris Library, Special Collections
Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale;
Professor Cheikh Ndiaye, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures,
Union College, Schenectady, New York; and Ayoka Chenzira, Director
of the Digital Moving Image Salon at Spelman College, Atlanta,
Georgia, for permission to reprint images from their collections
on this site. Special recognition to the staff and board of the
Katherine Dunham Dynamic Museum, 532 N. 10th Street East St.
Louis, IL 62201, for their continued efforts to keep Miss Dunham’s
Katherine Dunham lived a varied and complex life. For this website
the Missouri Historical Society chose the themes that we consider
best to represent her legendary status. It is impossible for
one source to be all-inclusive when describing a person of so
many interests. If more detailed information is needed, click
on Educational Materials button at the bottom
of the introductory web page.
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