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Pearl Primus Pin

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Pearl Eileen Primus (1919-1994) was American dancer choreographer and anthropologist. Her Trinidadian heritage, Combined with extensive studies in the Caribbean, Africa and the American South, became the lens through which she taught and choreographed. Confronting stereotypes and prejudice through movement, she advocated dance as a means of uniting people against discrimination.

“When I dance, I am dancing as a human being, but the human being who has African roots,” she declared of her work.

2 pin posts with rubber backings.

Handmade in Chicago. From Reformed School.

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