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  • Today's 'one a day' is Aida Overton Walker 1880-1914 (34) American actress, dancer, choreographer. . Growing up in New York, Aida started her career at the age of fifteen, she joined John Isham's Octoroons, one of the most influential black touring groups of the 1890s, and was also as a chorus member in “Black Patti’s Troubadours,” working for the next 10 years alongside her husband and his business partner, they produced many successful shows, she became both financially successful and respected in the industry. . When her husband died she joined the Smart Set Company and her notoriety grew even more, eventually she started her own vaudeville company. . Aida organized benefits to aid such institutions as the Industrial Home for Colored Working Girls, and after her contract with S. H. Dudley expired, she devoted more of her energy to such projects. She also took an interest in developing the talents of younger women in the profession, hoping to pass along her vision of black performance as refined and elegant. She produced shows for two such female groups in 1913 and 1914—the Porto Rico Girls and the Happy Girls. . #OneAday #oneadaytunabakedrawings #illustration #aidaovertonwalker #brushandink #tunabakedrawings #womeninhistory
    Today's 'one a day' is Aida Overton Walker 1880-1914 (34) American actress, dancer, choreographer.
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Growing up in New York, Aida started her career at the age of fifteen, she joined John Isham's Octoroons, one of the most influential black touring groups of the 1890s, and was also as a chorus member in “Black Patti’s Troubadours,” working for the next 10 years alongside her husband and his business partner, they produced many successful shows, she became both financially successful and respected in the industry.
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When her husband died she joined the Smart Set Company and her notoriety grew even more, eventually she started her own vaudeville company.
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Aida organized benefits to aid such institutions as the Industrial Home for Colored Working Girls, and after her contract with S. H. Dudley expired, she devoted more of her energy to such projects. She also took an interest in developing the talents of younger women in the profession, hoping to pass along her vision of black performance as refined and elegant. She produced shows for two such female groups in 1913 and 1914—the Porto Rico Girls and the Happy Girls.
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#OneAday #oneadaytunabakedrawings #illustration #aidaovertonwalker #brushandink #tunabakedrawings #womeninhistory

    Today's 'one a day' is Aida Overton Walker 1880-1914 (34) American actress, dancer, choreographer.
    .
    Growing up in New York, Aida started her career at the age of fifteen, she joined John Isham's Octoroons, one of the most influential black touring groups of the 1890s, and was also as a chorus member in “Black Patti’s Troubadours,” working for the next 10 years alongside her husband and his business partner, they produced many successful shows, she became both financially successful and respected in the industry.
    .
    When her husband died she joined the Smart Set Company and her notoriety grew even more, eventually she started her own vaudeville company.
    .
    Aida organized benefits to aid such institutions as the Industrial Home for Colored Working Girls, and after her contract with S. H. Dudley expired, she devoted more of her energy to such projects. She also took an interest in developing the talents of younger women in the profession, hoping to pass along her vision of black performance as refined and elegant. She produced shows for two such female groups in 1913 and 1914—the Porto Rico Girls and the Happy Girls.
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    #OneAday #oneadaytunabakedrawings #illustration #aidaovertonwalker #brushandink #tunabakedrawings #womeninhistory

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She certainly did. From what I read she was very aware of her her stage presence and the dignity she wanted to project of African American women to her audience - she was amazing @billiepants