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Dancing in BlacknessA Memoir$
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Halifu Osumare

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056616

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056616.001.0001

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Dance and Blackness

(p.1) Introduction
Dancing in Blackness

Halifu Osumare

University Press of Florida

The Introduction explores the author’s major personality characteristic of rebelliousness that serves as the platform for the rest of the book. It defines “black dance” and the debate about whether there is even such a thing. The chapter also investigates the problem with American racism as it has been reflected in the world of dance.

Keywords:   Black Dance, African-derived dance, Vernacular and concert dance, American racism

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