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Miles Vandahurst Lynk

December 29th in African American History – Miles Vandahurst Lynk

December 29, 1957 Miles Vandahurst Lynk, pioneering physician, died. Lynk was born June 3, 1871 in Brownsville, Tennessee. In 1888 at the age of 17, he took a job teaching in Black rural schools to earn money to further his education. In 1891, he earned a medical degree from Meharry Medical College and in 1892 […]

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Katherine Mary Dunham

May 21st in African American History – Katherine Mary Dunham

May 21, 2006 Katherine Mary Dunham, dancer, choreographer, author, educator, activist, and “Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance,” died. Dunham was born June 22, 1909 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She became fascinated with dance at a young age and while in high school started a dance school for young black children. Dunham studied dance […]

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