Bert Williams and George Walker: photograph slide show and gallery, 1896-1909


See also the following relevant Songbook pages on Bert Williams, George Walker, and Aida Overton Walker:

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Williams & Walker:

George Walker biography:

On In Dahomey: Williams and Walker Company pioneers new territory for African-American theater:

  • In Dahomey: a negro musical comedy — music by Will Marion Cook, lyrics by Paul Laurence Dunbar, book by Jesse A. Shipp  — Google eBooks preview: Presently includes the score, with only a few pages missing. The pages containing the script are omitted (See the next link).
  • The Music and Scripts of ‘In Dahomey’ — Will Marion Cook, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Jesse Shipp, edited by Thomas L. Riis (1996) — Google eBooks preview: Presently available in the preview are 1. a long introduction of about 50 pages) titled In Dahomey in Text and Performance, and 2. the first two acts (of three) of one of the extant versions of the script, by Jesse Shipp, preceded by an introduction by the editor, Riis.
  • The Real Thing, essay by David Krasner, pp. 99ff of the book Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930, edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage (2011)

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