Dance Marathon - Slideshow | KCET
Dance Marathon - Slideshow
Dance marathons became the thing to do in Los Angeles during the 1920's, and nowhere was this more popular and visible than in Venice. Dance halls offered cash prizes and other rewards for the couples that endured the longest - couples sometimes lasting for 24 hours or more. The 1969 film They Shoot Horses Don't They, based on the book written by local dance hall bouncer Horace McCoy, chronicles the drama of a young dancing couple willing to risk their lives to earn some dollars during the Depression.
A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, many mass-produced black dolls were stereotypical, caricature-like and expressed racist undertones. Shindana Toys helped change the paradigm, irrevocably changing the toy industry today.
On November 24, 1965, the Louis Smith and Robert Hall launched an organization called Operation Bootstrap. The organization emphasized the importance of black entrepreneurship and used its business initiatives to shift public perception of black identity.
The Yurok people care for all of their family members, and their kin — including condors and salmon — reciprocate the care.
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