Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
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."
BW photograph, 8.5" x 10"
United Press International
African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers