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Tap Into History- The Whitman Sisters
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Name the four sisters who formed the Whitman Sisters Vaudeville Troupe.
Mabel, Essie, Alberta, Alice
The Whitman sisters were the highest paid act in what Vaudeville circuit?
T.O.B.A Theater Owners Booking Association
Which Whitman sister was known as the "Queen of Taps?"
What were some of the issues that the Whitman Sisters had to negotiate as they traveled across the country?
racial discrimination, gender issues, and class
Name three factors that made the Whitman Sisters' shows popular and successful?
Well-timed, fast-moving, very strong dance numbers, disciplined performers, rich variety of entertainment that pleased both white and black audiences
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