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“A Richmond Monument To An Entertainer, Not a Historical Figure”

Bill Bojangles Robinson Monument
Ranked #111 of 190 things to do in Richmond
Reviewed 11 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.

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Reviewed 23 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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