"Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures..." From the site of the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts & Humanities: http://kdcah.org/
Katherine Dunham, circa 1940s. Ms. Dunham formed Ballet Nègre, one of the first black ballet companies in America in 1930, long before she was famous. She once said of her work, “I admit that a strong sociological purpose motivates my work and that there is a real drive in my purpose to present good looking, talented, clean, healthy-minded and healthy bodied young American Negroes in a repertoire of dance mimes and sketches. Photo: Corbis.
“Toni Cade Bambara, born Miltona Mirkin Cade, was a writer, activist, feminist, and filmmaker. Within the highly charged political atmosphere of the civil rights and women's movements, Bambara edited and published an anthology of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, entitled The Black Woman: An Anthology. An important product of the Black Arts Movement, The Black Woman was the first major feminist anthology featuring work by Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Paule Marshall, and others.