22 minutes | Jul 24th 2020

Episode 167: Bee Jackson Wanted to “Charleston” in Charleston in 1925

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Bee Jackson was a professional dancer in the 1920s who promoted herself as the “originator” of the “Charleston.” To bolster her claims, she sought validation from the source of the dance. But Charleston were “Charleston” shy in 1925, and Bee’s request for the keys to the city sparked a debate about the economic value of the popular dance craze.
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