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Judith Anna Jamison

May 10th in African American History – Judith Anna Jamison

May 10, 1943 Judith Anna Jamison, dancer and choreographer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jamison began studying dance at the age of 10 and made her New York City debut in 1964 in the ballet “The Four Marys” at the American Ballet Theater. In 1965, she joined the Alvin Ailey Company and soon became a […]

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Tupac Shakur

September 13th in African American History – Tupac Amaru Shakur

September 13, 1996 Tupac Amaru Shakur, hip hop rapper and actor, died as the result of a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Shakur was born June 16, 1971 in New York City and was named after Tupac Amaru II, a Peruvian revolutionary who led an indigenous uprising against Spain and was subsequently executed. In 1986, […]

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