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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Geraldine Rhodes Kennedy.

Author: Geraldine "Gerri" Rhodes-Kennedy; Adrienne Jones; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Dancer and manager Geraldine Rhodes-Kennedy was born in 1932 in Union, North Carolina. After high school, Rhodes-Kennedy moved to New York City to live with her sister, Florez. Rhodes-Kennedy began working in a bar frequented by former Apollo Theater and Cotton Club dancers. Hearing stories about the history and the times of the Apollo dancers, she decided to do a benefit for a senior citizens center, getting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Geraldine "Gerri" Rhodes-Kennedy
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine "Gerri" Rhodes-Kennedy; Adrienne Jones; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519089
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Adrienne Jones, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2007 September 20.
Description: 1 online resource (2 video files (57 min., 3 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Geraldine Rhodes Kennedy
Geraldine Rhodes Kennedy

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Dancer and manager Geraldine Rhodes-Kennedy was born in 1932 in Union, North Carolina. After high school, Rhodes-Kennedy moved to New York City to live with her sister, Florez. Rhodes-Kennedy began working in a bar frequented by former Apollo Theater and Cotton Club dancers. Hearing stories about the history and the times of the Apollo dancers, she decided to do a benefit for a senior citizens center, getting ex-chorus girls to put on a show. Dancer Bertye Lou Wood and Rhodes-Kennedy reunited with dancers Marion Coles, Cleo Hayes, Fay Ray and Elaine Ellis. Rhodes-Kennedy began managing the new group, which first performed at the Latin Casino in the Latin Quarter in 1986, and became known as the Silver Belles. These African American senior dancers appeared on Dan Rather’s 48 Hours, and in 2006 were featured in a documentary, Been Rich All My Life, produced by filmmaker Heather Lyn MacDonald.

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