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1905 Famous Negro Cakewalk Dancer

Illustrations_ Charles E Johnson and Dora Dean perform at Swansea Empire in June 1905. "The American Coloured Fashion Plates - a Merry Pair Who Makes Things Hustle". The Cakewalk parodied and subverted white middle-class aspirations (Courtesy of Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.).