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Bert Williams

Bert Williams

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    Bert Williams was the recording industry's first important and enduring black artist. His dry but insightful humor, coupled with a downtrodden but persevering persona, found popular success at the turn of the century, which continued into the Roaring Twenties. Williams was also a noteworthy songwriter who performed on stages ranging from minstrel shows and vaudeville to Broadway, and made great strides in overcoming racial barriers in American entertainment. Williams was born ... Read more

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