👯♂️ “Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson was born Luther Robinson in Richmond, Virginia, on May 25, 1878. He used physical force to compel his brother, Bill, to switch names with him, since he did not care for his given name of Luther.
Robinson started his career as a vaudeville performer, transitioning to Broadway and to Hollywood films in the 1930s and 1940s. Despite his fame, Robinson was not able to transcend the narrow range of stereotypical roles written for black actors at the time.
Bill Robinson was involved in baseball as well as theater. In 1936, he cofounded the New York Black Yankees team. The team was a part of the Negro National League until 1948, when Major League Baseball first integrated racially.” (Biography.com)
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