Dancer and choreographer Arthur Mitchell, co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, poses for a portrait in 1984.
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Arthur Mitchell's life in pictures

Updated 12:44 PM ET, Thu September 20, 2018

Dancer and choreographer Arthur Mitchell, co-founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, poses for a portrait in 1984.
Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

Arthur Mitchell, the trailblazing African-American dancer who called himself "the grandfather of diversity,