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Singer and dancer Aida Overton Walker, circa 1910s New York Public Library (she refused to play f.ex mammy roles!)

Singer and dancer Aida Overton Walker, circa 1910s New York Public Library (she refused to play f.ex mammy roles!)

Aida Overton Walker in 'In Dahomey' by Cavendish Morton © National Portrait Gallery, London (1/3)

Aida Overton Walker in 'In Dahomey' by Cavendish Morton © National Portrait Gallery, London (1/3)

Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as "The Queen of the Cakewalk", was an African-American vaudeville performer and wife of George Walker. She appeared with her husband and his performing partner Bert Williams, and in groups such as Black Patti's Troubadours. She was also a solo dancer and choreographer for vaudeville shows.

Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as "The Queen of the Cakewalk", was an African-American vaudeville performer and wife of George Walker. She appeared with her husband and his performing partner Bert Williams, and in groups such as Black Patti's Troubadours. She was also a solo dancer and choreographer for vaudeville shows.

JENNY JEROME LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL

JENNY JEROME LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL

Bandanna Land, 1908

Aida Overton Walker slide show, gallery, and links

Bandanna Land, 1908

Black girls were flappers too!

Black girls were flappers too!

Aida Overton Walker (1880–1914) was an African-American vaudeville performer

Aida Overton Walker (1880–1914) was an African-American vaudeville performer

ANTIQUE-ROYALS. Not a very helpful description. Maybe someday I'll learn who this was, and from what country.

ANTIQUE-ROYALS. Not a very helpful description. Maybe someday I'll learn who this was, and from what country.

Adelaide Hall was a jazz singer and entertainer. (October 20, 1901 - November 7, 1993) Her career began on Broadway in 1921. She moved to London in 1938 and became one of Britain's best-loved entertainers.

Adelaide Hall was a jazz singer and entertainer. (October 20, 1901 - November 7, 1993) Her career began on Broadway in 1921. She moved to London in 1938 and became one of Britain's best-loved entertainers.

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