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Dora Cole Norman

(1888–1939) Dora was an educator and choreographer. She is best known for advancing the dignity of African American history through dance and drama. Dora taught in New York City schools and directed the Colored Players Guild at the Harlem YWCA. She worked with WEB DuBois to stage a large scale pageant, The Star of Ethiopia, in 1913.

During World War I, Dora was a leader in the Circle for Negro War Relief. This organization promoted the psychological welfare of African American soldiers and provided goods for them and their families.


Woodlawn Cemetery

Filbert, Section 130, Lot SW12733

4199 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10470

Bronx County

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