Joan Myers Brown grew up in a time of rigid segregation, both in life and dance. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, author of Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about how Brown tackled racial barriers in the ballet world.
“Beautiful!! The Swan Dreams Project whose goal is to convey the message that beauty and talent are not open to all races. Ballerina @aeshaash wandering around Inner Rochester in a Tutu to change stereotypes abt women of color and inspire young children. #blackexcellence”