Episode 46

I Just Work Here: Luther Cox, "Take a Dance Class"


November 30th, 2017

21 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode

Luther Cox never intended to become a dance teacher. As an accounting student at Florida A&M University, he literally wandered into a West African dance class in progress and the course of his life was changed forever. Cox went on to found the Inter City Row Modern Dance Company in Shreveport's Cooper Road community in 1981. Inter City Row is now the oldest operating African American dance company in Louisiana.

Cox's story gets us thinking about careers: How is it that some people accidentally wind up, through indirect routes, in roles that they were clearly born to fill? What are the chances?