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Dance in Video - Lesley Database

Dance in Video Database contains hundreds of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.  Watch dance forms such as the Jitterbug and dances by African American choreographers such as Katherine Dunham, Alvin Ailey and Bill T. Jones.  

        

   "Call of the Jitterbug"

Featured Journal

We are a Dancing People

Article on African American dance culture from Chicken Bones, an African American literary and artistic journal.

African-American Musicians


The Internet Public Library has gathered dozens of links to high-quality Internet Materials on African-American Musicians.  

 

August Wilson Playwright

August Wilson

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