UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980

 

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Identifier

35160004311321

Creation Date

6-30-1973

Subject—Names

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Subject—Topics

Black history;

Description

Richmond, VA.: Bill Bojangles" Robinson (1946 photo) takes his place 6/30 with Robert E. Lee. A statue of Robinson will be placed in a city filled with Civil War statues and memorials-Robinson became the first black to be so honored by his native city. Robinson who died in 1949 danced his way from penny performances here at the turn of the century to the mythical title of "King of the Tap Dancers," in the 30's and 40's."

Format

BW photograph, 8.5" x 10"

Source

United Press International

Keywords

African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers

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