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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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Short Pump, Virginia
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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Just for the historical content, we had to visit this statue and glad we did.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 is "sketchy" be we found the surrounding area to be just as interesting.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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 on a marble base. Bojangles Robinson is depicted tap dancing down two steps. Just a few yards away from the statue is an old animal drinking fountain.....interesting.

Bill "Jojangles" Robinson was born in Richmond in 1878. He spent part of his youth "sidewalk dancing." He went on to co-star with Shirley Temple in several memorable films. He died in NYC in 1949, penniless.

May 25, his birthday, was designated as "National Tap Dance Day" by Congress in 1989.

Date of experience: July 2016
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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.

Date of experience: April 2012
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