scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,498
Bill Bojangles Robinson Bill Robinson was known as the pioneer of tap dancing He paved the way so others might follow in his footsteps Robinson changed the course of tapping forever simply by listening to the music in his soul Some viewed him as a hero and a leader Others viewed him as a great entertainer But there were those who knew him as Mr Bojangles a man who would dance and smile He talked of life he talked of life He laugh-slapped his leg a step He said the name Bojangles and he danced a lick he jumped up high He clicked his heels He let go a laugh he let go a laugh I heard someone ask him please Mr Bojangles dance MrBojangles Mr Bojangles or Luther Robinson was born on May 25th 1878 in Richmond Virginia Congress His parents were Maxwell a machine shop worker and Marina a choir singer He also had a younger brother who was named Bill Luther preferred his brothers name to his own so he did what any big brother would do he took the name by the force of his fists and from then on became known as Bill Robinson Kathleen Due to a tragic accident when Bill was very young he lost both of his parents This caused he and his younger brother to be put into an orphanage They were later sent to live with his sharp-tongued grandmother Bedillia Robinson A former slave and a strong Baptist Bedillia had no interest in bringing up two boys Harlem To earn money Bill would dance in the streets and saloons for pennies He would also he shine shoes and sell newspapers Bedillia also forbade dancing in her home which was finally the reason that drove Bill to run away Dejoir At the age of eight along with his friend Lemil Gordan Dots Toney Bill left for Washington DC where found work as a stable
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA