The famous African-American dancer, Bill Robinson, who taught Shirley Temple how to tap dance and starred with her in many movies.
Eventhough this Spanish American War vet, was celebrated. He was often descriminated against due to the color of his skin. Many artist such as Bob Dylan
and Sammy Davis Jr have paid tribute to him through their art.
Bojangles came to represent oppressed or discriminated people who have a special warm and caring relationship with the children of the oppressor.
Granpa would even bojangles with kids of the KKK.