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Bill Robinson, known as Mr Bojangles, was most famous for his tap dancing with Shirley Temple in the 1930s, but he was also an actor and singer. He was also a philanthropist and campaigner for a better deal for Afro-Americans. He lived from 1878 -...More
This statue is a beautiful piece of happy sculpture. It is full of life and movement and really reflects its subject in terms of body positioning and facial expression. It is in an out of the way location, but very easy to get to... in...More
I was touring Richmond when I came across this tribute to Bill Robinson. He was a tap dancer, actor, and arguably the best and most highly paid African-American entertainer in the first half of the twentieth century. He is best known for his dancing with...More
Just for the historical content, we had to visit this statue and glad we did. It's located on a fairly small corner of an intersection, but easy to see from the street. It's located in the Jackson Ward section of town which some people claim...More
The City of Richmond, home to many statues and monuments and the famous "Monument Avenue," dedicated this statue in June, 1973. It is located at a small (very small) triangle "park" at Adams and Leigh Streets, not too far from downtown. The statue is aluminum...More