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Lane, William Henry

in American National Biography Online

Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697

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African-American dancer, also known as “Master Juba,” is believed to have been born a free man, although neither his place of birth nor the names of his parents are known. He grew up in lower Manhattan in New York City, where he learned to dance from “Uncle” Jim Lowe, an African-American jig-and-reel dancer of exceptional skill.

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