Upper Housatonic Valley
African American Heritage Trail


Jacobs Pillow Brochure

 

Jacob's Pillow Dance


GUIDE


Jacob’s Pillow is recognized for its contributions to the heritage of
the African diaspora: as a station on the Underground Railroad in the 1860s;
where local African-American entrepreneur Warren H Davis helped construct the Ted Shawn Theatre;
where the theatre's first season in 1942 featured African dance pioneer Asadata Dafora;
and where today the Pillow continues its commitment to present, teach, document 
and support African and African-American dance.


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Jacob's Pillow Dance Guide Introduction


Jacob's Pillow Dance Guide Essay


Jacob's Pillow Dance Guide Timeline

 

Click to watch these special Pillow programs

Eric Foner: The Underground Railroad

Katherine Dunham On Overcoming 1940s Racism

Virginia Johnson: Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Giselle

 Produced by Jacob's Pillow Dance

 

 

 


  


 

   

 

 



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