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Richmond, Virginia: Statue of "Bojangles" Robinson

Bojangles was a famous tap dancer who co-starred in several Shirley Temple films. His life-size aluminum statue stands on a street corner where he paid to have the traffic light installed.

Address:
W. Leigh St., Richmond, VA
Directions:
At the intersection of Chamberlayne Pkwy and W. Leigh St. Take I-95/64 exit 76A to Chamberlayne Pkwy, turn left, and drive south three blocks; or take exit 76B, turn left onto W. Leigh St., and drive east five blocks.
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Mr. Bojangles.

Statue of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

The Bill "Bojangles" Robinson monument was sculpted in aluminum by Jack Witt and erected by the Astoria Beneficial Club on June 30, 1973. It's at the corner of Leigh and Adams, where in 1933 Robinson paid to have a stoplight installed after seeing two children trying to cross the busy intersection.

[Dean Jeffrey, 09/07/2010]

This was the first statue of a black man in Richmond, "The City of Statues." The stoplight was the first in its black neighborhood.


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