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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Mary Borders, a Woman Who Spent Her Career Confronting Racism—and Is a Dancer Extraordinaire

I first met Mary Borders after I saw her dance. It was at a gathering in Palm Springs in 1997 to honor the 84th birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. To the accompaniment of drums, Borders danced a free-form combination of modern dance and African tribal movements. Her style was lyrical, fluid and emotional. […]