Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

25/3/2006

Enduring, like her effect

KATHERINE Dunham’s gifts to dance history stare out from vintage black-and-white photographs on the walls of her New York apartment. Here’s a teenager with the face of an angel and the fierce gaze of a sharecropper’s daughter who escaped the South Carolina cotton fields and was hellbent on becoming the sultry Dunham sensation called Eartha Kitt. Here’s Julie Robinson, who broke down in tears at her role in Dunham’s 1950 piece “Southland,” as a poor white woman who causes the lynching of a kindhearted black laborer she falsely blamed for a white man’s sexual assault.for more click here

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