"Go within everyday and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out." - Katherine Dunham

For today's #DanceHistory lesson, take a moment to learn more about American dancer, choreographer, film star, author, educator, and social activist, Katherine Dunham.

You can find more information on Ms. Dunham and her historic / groundbreaking career by visiting the KDCAH - KATHERINE DUNHAM CENTERS FOR ARTS AND HUMANITIES.

Then be sure to watch her amazing 1943 performance in the film 'Stormy Weather' and find awesome photos from Ms. Dunham’s career below: