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Raven Wilkinson Pin


$10.80 Members


PRODUCT: Raven Wilkinson Pin
MADE: Chicago
SIZE: 2" high
MATERIALS: Rubber, soft enamel
DESIGNER: Peter Gaona
Anne Raven Wilkinson (February 2, 1935-December 17, 2018) was an American dancer who is credited with having been the first African-American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company. Wilkinson broke the color barrier in 1955 when she signed a contract to dance full-time with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She was promoted to soloist during her second season with the troupe, and remained with the company for six years. Wilkinson later became a mentor to American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Misty Copeland, presenting Copeland with the 2014 Dance Magazine Award.

Two pin back with black rubber clutches.

Handmade in Chicago. From Reformed School.
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