Aida Overton-Walker


Known as the “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Ms. Walker was a prominent


African American vaudevillian in the early 1900’s.


Performing as an actress, singer, dancer and choreographer,


her success was unparalleled and she broke the color barrier


at that time, being one of the only African American performers


working in white venues in New York.


Today we celebrate the life and achievements of


Aida Overton-Walker.