The HistoryMakers video oral history with Marjorie Witt Johnson.

Dancer and social worker Marjorie Witt Johnson was born on March 18, 1910 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Johnson graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1929 and earned her B.S. degree in social work from Oberlin College in 1935, where she was introduced to modern dance. Johnson founded the Karamu Dancers and...

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 37 min., 59 sec.)) : sound, color.
Language:English
Subject:Johnson, Marjorie Witt -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Interviews.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11318166
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Marjorie Witt Johnson
Marjorie Witt Johnson
Other authors / contributors:Johnson, Marjorie Witt, interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Cleveland, Ohio 2006 March 22.
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Summary:Dancer and social worker Marjorie Witt Johnson was born on March 18, 1910 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Johnson graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1929 and earned her B.S. degree in social work from Oberlin College in 1935, where she was introduced to modern dance. Johnson founded the Karamu Dancers and performed at the 1940 World's Fair. While teaching dance to inner-city youth, Johnson incorporated the students' life experiences with oral history and music while stressing cooperation with others. Among her notable dance works are Barbeque, Tea Time, Braham's Rhapsody in G Minor, The Sermon, and From House to House which was performed in Nigeria as Lati Ile' si Ile'. The City of Cleveland honored Johnson, as did numerous other organizations, for her seventy years of service in promoting arts in education. Johnson passed away on June 19, 2007 at age 97.