UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980

 

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Identifier

35160004311560

Creation Date

11-11-1973

Subject—Topics

Black history; Civil rights

Description

Standing in the center of the black ballet company of 23 dancers is Arthur Mitchell who, starting from scratch five years ago, created a racially integrated dance and music school in Harlem. Mitchell, the only black dancer to ever reach the top in a major classic ballet company, wanted to give his own people the opportunity for ballet training so that the American ballet would not remain overwhelmingly white.

Format

BW photograph, 7" x 9.5"

Source

United Press International

Keywords

African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers

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