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W. Allen Taylor wrote and performs the one-man show “In Search of My Father...Walkin’ Talkin’ Bill Hawkins” Photo credit: Averie D. Cohen.
W. Allen Taylor performs several characters in his one-man show "In Search of My Father...Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins," including this refined woman. Photo by Bryan Hendon.
In his autobiographical one-man show, In Search of My Father...Walkin' Talkin' Bill Hawkins, W. Allen Taylor plays this alter-ego radio DJ known as "The Kid." The inset photo features Taylor as a young boy. Photo by Bryan Hendon.
W. Allen Taylor as a big fan of radio DJ Bill Hawkins. Photo by Bryan Hendon.
Bill Hawkins, Cleveland's first black radio DJ, featured in a promotional photo from the late 1940s for radio station WHK. Photo credit: Unknown.
Bill Hawkins (center) is pictured with the Dominos, including Clyde McPhatter (to Hawkins’ right) at live radio broadcast from Hawkins’ Cleveland storefront in the early 1950s. Photo credit: Unknown.