By David Jordan Jr
Every Saturday morning, people all over the world were able to take a fun-filled, soulful ride on the hippest train in the world, the “Soul Train.” Created by Don Cornelius in Chicago as a show to display and showcase black people in a positive light and created for the black audience, the show would go on to run for thirty-six seasons, becoming the “longest-running first-run, nationally syndicated program in American television history. As legendary as the performers were that performed on the show (James Brown, Rick James, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Ike & Tina Turner, Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim and Phyllis Hyman to name a few) the dancers were just as legendary. ESHE had the opportunity to speak to some of the iconic dancers from Soul Train, as Tonia McMillian, Marco De Santiago, Sheila Lewis, Linda Sims, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore, Thelma Davis, Evette Moss, and Alfie Lewis each shared their memories from the show and spoke about their most memorable moments being a dancer on Soul Train.
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