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"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
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Title"Doc" Brown, Famous Kansas City Cake Walker
AbstractManuscript about 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
CONTENTdm number40105
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