Streets App Character: Harris William Tucker

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Harris William Tucker is an African American who came to Milwaukee from Georgia as a young adult. The youngest of six children, Harris’s parents are freed slaves who now make their living as farmers in Georgia. Harris lives in the Cold Spring neighborhood just northwest of downtown and works for the electric streetcar company. A lover of music and dance, Harris is very active in cakewalk dancing competitions and has been awarded the top prize on more than one occasion. Cakewalk dancing is a march-like, expository dance that was developed by African Americans in the Southern plantation communities and was extremely popular in the United States from the 1890s until 1910.


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