Black History Facts of the Day 2/8/22

Black History Facts of the Day 2/8/22

Makenzie Roy, Editor: Stacey Alexis

Who is this?

  This is Katherine Mary Dunham. Katherine was born June 22, 1909 in Chicago to a African-American father and a French mother. Growing up, she sang in her local church, but unfortunately her church was going through a financial crisis which caused her to sing cabaret type songs to raise money.

Katherine never had an eye to do dancing as a career. Instead, her family wanted her to become a teacher after her brothers footsteps.

    What did she do?

In the 1930’s she revolutionized American dance by going back to the roots of the “Black Dance.”

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Who is this?

This is Richard Allen. Richard Allen was born February 14, 1760. He was the founder of the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Where can I read more about him?

https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/richard-allen

 

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Who is this?

This is Marian Anderson. Marian Anderson was born February 27, 1897 in Philadelphia. Marian Anderson was a classical singer and helped break down racial barriers. However, she was most known for singing because she performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals.

More information about Marian Anderson

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marian-Anderson