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"Doc" Brown Cake Walker
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Title"Doc" Brown Cake Walker
AbstractManuscript about the famous Kansas City cake walker, Joseph "Doc" Brown (Doctor William Henry Joseph Cutter Brown), that consists of a chronological collection of 149 published articles, notices, and advertisements.
NotesOrigin of cake walking: "The practice of cake-walking, or walking for prizes, originated in the south during the old slavery days, says the New York World. In those days it was called a dance and always took place at a corn-husking or quilting party. They used to give them in the open air by candle light, under the old system of burning fat and cotton batting in a tin pan, so that everything could go on joyfully" (The Wichita Daily Eagle; Wichita, Kansas; December 31, 1892; Page 4).
CompilerNannette Rod
LocationManuscript File: Rod, Nannette
Page66 pages
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Brown, Joseph (Doc)
Item TypeManuscript
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. https://www.kclibrary.org/services/copy-requests
CONTENTdm number40071
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