Dance Craze: Black Roots

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From the Charleston to the Dougie, popular dances in the U.S. are often rooted in African American social dances – some that stretch all the way back to times of slavery. Professional dancer, writer and historian Thomas DeFrantz joins us to talk about the echoes of black history evident in 20th century dance crazes. 

Watch Thomas DeFrantz demonstrate the buck, wing and jig dances.