Tag: Dance

  • Eartha Kitt

    Eartha Kitt

    Austin Hansen photographed Kitt leading a dance group at the Harlem YMCA in the early 1950’s. Eartha had been a professional dancer, dancing and touring with the Katherine Dunham Company between 1943 and 1948 before she became more widely known as a singer. Note the photo below, and the vents under the windows as the…

  • Harlem Women Bussed To New Jersey

    Harlem Women Bussed To New Jersey

    This film from the Library of Congress shows Harlem women (and one man) bussed to New Jersey during WWII to work in a munition factory. The gathering is clearly on a winter’s day, with snow on the ground. You can see that the pickup for the war work was at Adam Clayton Powell and 135th…