Welcome to my last post for the Three Day Quote Challenge!
Thank you very much Fofofl’or of Hush Speak Softly for the nomination.
I’ve enjoyed this challenge thoroughly and I’m saddened that it’s over.
The final woman of inspiration to be highlighted in this challenge is Katherine Dunham.
Katherine Mary Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the “matriarch and queen mother of black dance”.
While a student at the University of Chicago, Dunham took leave and went to the Caribbean to study dance and ethnography. She later returned to graduate and submitted a master’s thesis in anthropology. She did not complete the other requirements for the degree, however, and realized that her professional calling was performance.
At the height of her career in the 1940s and 1950s, Dunham was renowned throughout Europe and Latin America and was widely popular in the United States, where The Washington Post called her “dancer Katherine the Great”. For almost 30 years she maintained the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, the only self-supported American black dance troupe at that time, and over her long career she choreographed more than ninety individual dances.Dunham was an innovator in African-American modern dance as well as a leader in the field of dance anthropology, or ethnochoreology.
*Information found on Wikipedia
Three Rules for the Three Day Challenge:
Today’s nominees are:
Not the Average Mama – A strong and inspirational step mother and wife. Check out her blog for step parenting advice or to learn about her journey as a step mother.
Pirate Patty – An exellent book reviewer and blogger. Read her blog to find out which books she has read, she’s bound to point you in the direction of a great book you may not have heard of.
Michelle – A book and movie addict and reviewer. She often says what I’m thinking. I love her post on Man Crush Movie week – check it out here
Participating in this challenge is not compulsory, but reading your chosen quotes may benefit someone who really needs to read it.
Thanks for reading and thanks again to Fo for this great opportunity.
Let me know what you think of these quotes. What is your favourite quote?
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Love and Blessings,