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Katherine Dunham

Born June 22, 1909

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Katherine Dunham Marker
Inscription.  While studying anthropology at the University of Chicago, Katherine Dunham was also active as a dancer. Field trips to the West Indies allowed her to study native dances and folklore, which she incorporated into her work to form an exotic and unique repertoire. Following an acclaimed dance career in New York, in 1967 she moved to East St. Louis, where she established the Performing Arts Training Center. The Katherine Dunham Museum and the Katherine Dunham Children's Workshop continue to expose new generations to the work of this great dancer and choreographer.
 
Erected 1989 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.362′ N, 90° 18.288′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6513 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vincent Price (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee Williams
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Phyllis Twachtman (courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1956
2. Katherine Dunham
(a few steps from this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (a few steps from this marker); Stan Musial (a few steps from this marker); Howard Nemerov (a few steps from this marker); Bob Costas (a few steps from this marker); Marlin Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles A. Lindbergh (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. African AmericansAnthropology & ArchaeologyArts, Letters, MusicWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 14, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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