Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949, was a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer since his childhood.
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is all kisses at a Ticket Campaign for the New York Worlds Fair, on 132nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Central Harlem, NY 1939
Shirley Temple and Harlem’s Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson behind-the-scenes in the film The Littlest Rebel, in1935.
Taken on January 9th, 1936, what a great photograph of legendary dancer, actor, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 1936 Olympics gold medalist Jesse Owens and the Cotton Club dancers.
Here’s a vintage 1936 original photograph capturing Fred Astaire wearing blackface attired to evoke the dancer and Harlem man Bill Robinson, in the “Bojangles of Harlem” solo sequence of “Swing Continue Reading →