African American Quotations

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627. There is a purifying process in dancing.

Katherine Dunham, 1910-? Dancer

628. Black dance embodied a resistance to the confinement of the body solely to wage work.

Tera W. Hunter Writer

629. Dance is vulnerability; it' about giving your love, light, generosity.

Judith Jamison, 1943- Dancer

630. Once you've danced, you always dance.

Judith Jamison, 1943- Dancer

631. The influence which the Negro has exercised on the art of dancing in this country has been almost absolute.

James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938 Writer and Activist

632. Dance is our Negritude. It's us and we shouldn't try to deny that.

Spike Lee, 1957- Filmmaker

633. We must never forget that dance is the cradle of Negro music.

Alain Locke, 1886-1954 Scholar and Critic


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