Education: Doctor of Culture

"After a performance ... in an abandoned loft . . . Miss Dunham was summoned to the board room of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which offers scholarships and fellowships for the study of Negro life. . . . When she stood before the professors and other astute ladies and gentlemen of the board, a committeeman asked politely what study she would like the fund to finance for her. 'It's a bit difficult to describe exactly,' she said. 'Do you mind if I show you?'

"While the scholars gasped, Miss Dunham shed her jacket and skirt and stood revealed in her rehearsal costume....

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