Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Father of Tap Dance
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Film Actor, Dancer
Robinson remained a well-known figure after his death, particularly in dance circles. In 1989, a joint congressional resolution established National Tap Dance Day on May 25, Robinson's birthday. Additionally, a public park in Harlem bears Robinson's name—a way of honoring his charity contributions and participation in the neighborhood's civic life.
A known character trait of Robinson would be loyalty.