Virginia Legends Walk
BILL "BOJANGLES" ROBINSON
1878-1949
Richmond

"Bojangles" was the first African-American superstar entertainer, starting in Vaudeville as a dancer and becoming a movie actor. By 1908, he was earning $3,500 a week. His famous "stair dance" was invented spontaneously while we was receiving an honor from the King of England, who was atop steps.

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