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Introducing Bert Williams : burnt cork, Broadway, and the story of America's first Black star

Author: Camille F Forbes
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the traveling troupes of the Wild West all the way to the bright lights of Broadway, Bert Williams broke through the color barriers and changed the face of the American stage

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bert Williams; Bert Williams; Bert Williams; Bert Williams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Camille F Forbes
ISBN: 9780465024797 0465024793 9780465018116 0465018114
OCLC Number: 162501986
Description: xii, 404 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Black musical theater --
From Broadway to London: "In Dahomey" --
First class all the way --
Ziegfield's Follies --
War at home and abroad --
Dance of indecision --
A "legitimate" star.
Responsibility: Camille F. Forbes.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University "Camille F. Forbes has produced a history not only of a life and an industry, but also of our ideas about the Read more...

 
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