During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s, Alice Barker danced in chorus lines at jazz clubs, and her performances were often captured on film, but she never got the chance to see them herself. The folks at jazz-on-film.com were able to find footage of her and show them to her. This was her first time ever seeing this film of herself dancing! All the other photographs and memorabilia were lost over the years, but seeing this video brought it all back to her like it was yesterday.
If you’d like to send Alice fan mail, her family has provided this address, where you can send her flowers or letters:
c/o Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home
835 Herkimer Street
Alice has lived such a long and wonderful life. Watching her see this footage for the first time is a reminder of how quickly life can pass you by, and how fast time can fly!