The world-renowned dancer is known for her 1992 protest and 47 day fast to stop the mistreatment of Hatian immigrants in America. Curator Leverne Backstrom says a letter from the St. Clair County tax collector was clear. If they don`t pay up by November 7th the building goes up for auction on the 10th.
The money problems started in 2009 and now they owe more than $7,000 in taxes. Backstorm says while history is being made in Ferguson losing a piece old history would be tragic. It costs $5,000 - $7,000 per month to keep the doors open. While the museum is still in tact volunteers are hoping to get more help preserve a piece of black history that has a special place in today`s society.
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Tapestries, paintings, sculpture, musical instruments and ceremonial costumes from around the world celebrate the human spirit of the Museum.
The museum displays costumes, photographs, programs, letters, awards and mementos from Miss Dunham's career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, writer and dance company owner.
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Please contact: Leverne Backstrom 618-795-5970 or firstname.lastname@example.org