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Mr Bojangles, dance!

Bill Robinson, known as Mr Bojangles, was most famous for his tap dancing with Shirley Temple in... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
Not a place most locals know about...

This statue is a beautiful piece of happy sculpture. It is full of life and movement and really... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
PaoloStatiUniti
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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Memorial to the famous tap dancer who was a native of Richmond.
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Adams and W. Leigh Streets, Richmond, VA 23223
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Just for the historical content, we had to visit this statue and glad we did.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

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

you have to stop and see it once. it is one of the Richmond things to do. Also going to the capital square while downtown is great also.

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