The Man Who Was Bojangles

The name Mr Bojangles first appeared in Shirley Temple movies and a pop song steeped in folklore.

Kwame Kwei-armah unravels the myths behind the name and the song.

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The name Mr Bojangles first appeared in Shirley Temple movies and a pop song steeped in folklore.

Kwame Kwei-armah unravels the myths behind the name and the song.Kwame Kwei-Armah unravels the myths behind the man and soubriquet bestowed on tap dancer Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson. From August 2008.

Kwame Kwei-Armah unravels the myths behind tap dancer Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson.

Kwame Kwei-armah unravels the myths behind Mr Bojangles, the name and the song.