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June 02, 2011

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LP

Love this

Teresa (ladyt)

thank you for sharing this with us. I feel so enlightened when I read your blog. Love you, darlin'.

jahlaune

Loved this and she does look like a woman from this era

Oakhillpogo

Nice work. I have often wondered about Aida, as well. Her photographs display a haunting beauty and self-possessed sensuality. It would take a great deal of research to do her story justice- but the effort would be well worth it. Much is known about Williams and Walker, and yet; so little is known about her. Only these marvelous photos remain as testament to her unique place in African-American history. This is a wonderful thread, with beautiful photos that will, hopefully, help her legacy endure. Thank you.

MICHAEL HENRY ADAMS

MY FAVORITE STORY ABOUT HER IS FROM THE NY TIMES, THE CITY'S LEADING GAY WHITE MAN IN HIGH SOCIETY ENGAGED HER TO ATTEND A BALL IN ORDER TO TEACH HIS GUEST TO DANCE THE CAKE-WALK. THAT SHE ACTUALLY TOOK PART IN THE BALL ITSELF IS EXTRAORDINARY, BUT MORE REMARKABLE WAS WHEN HER EMPLOYER SAID MAGNANIMOUSLY, THAT HE'D SEND HIS CARRIAGE FOR HER, SHE REPLIED, "I'D PREFER TO TAKE MY OWN. THANK YOU."

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