By Dr. J. Ester Davis
On January 28, 2019, the United States Postal System (USPS) unveiled the 42nd consecutive Black Heritage Stamp in New York, New York. Gregory Hines, a versatile performer developed tap into an art form as many before him has done. Referred to as the “Art of Simple”, tap dancing is a mix of African tribal, English, Scottish, Irish music and dancers. The rhythmic feet are still unfolding . . . the staccato style is still creating genius with audiences.
As we celebrate the Gregory Hines’ dancers of our times, visit the history of tap dancing, which has a history of ancestors. Log on to the New Black Knowledge website or like us on facebook.com/ester.davis.39,
Get up and dance! Thanks for the memories, Gregory Hines.
This article originally appeared in the Dallas Post Tribune.