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Dunham, Katherine

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Personal name headingDunham, Katherine
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Variant(s)Pratt, Mary Katherine Dunham
Dunham, Mary Katherine
Pratt, John T., Mrs.
Dunham, Catherine
Dunn, Kaye
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedEast St. Louis (Ill.) Evanston (Ill.)
Birth date1909-06-22
Death date2006-05-23
Place of birthGlen Ellyn (Ill.)
Place of deathManhattan (New York, N.Y.)
AffiliationKatherine Dunham Company
University of Chicago Evanston Academy of Fine Arts (Evanston, Ill.)
Profession or occupationCivil rights workers Teachers Dancers Choreographer Anthropologists Authors Costume designers African American theatrical producers and directors
Found inHer Journey to Accompong, 1946.
NUCMC data from Fisk Univ. Libr. for Johnson, C.S. Papers, 1870-1964 (Katherine Dunham; Catherine Dunham)
LC man. auth. cd. (hdg.: Dunham, Katherine; Mary Katherine Dunham Pratt; var. birth dates: 1909, 1910, 1912)
In black and white, 1980 (Dunham, Dr. Katherine; Kaye Dunn; Mrs. John T. Pratt; b. 1912; dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, writer, Italian movie lyricist, dance troop organizer, director SIU performing arts center, built clinic in Haiti, costume designer)
NUCMC files (b. Mary Katherine Dunham)
New York times WWW site, May 22, 2006 (Katherine Dunham; d. Sunday [May 21, 2006], Manhattan, aged 96; pioneering dancer and choreographer, author, and civil rights activist who left Broadway to teach culture in one of America's poorest cities); May 23, 2006 (b. June 22, 1909, Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 6/22/09; currently director of the Performing Arts Training Center and Dynamic Museum at East St. Louis)
African American women, 1993: pages 167-168 (Katherine Dunham, dancer, choreographer, teacher and anthropologist. Earned BA, MA and PhD from the University of Chicago; did graduate study at Northwestern University ; founded the Katherine Dunham Company at Southern Illinois University.)
Associated languageeng