Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time.
“(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.”
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