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Before There Was Misty Copeland, There Was Raven Wilkinson

Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015 and has inspired many young African-American girls, thus becoming a cultural icon.

But even icons have trailblazers.

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