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Author: Harry J McNeill; Gus Heningburg; WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); World Institute of Black Communications.; CEBA Collection.
Publisher: United States : WNBC-TV, 1990-05-27.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program about the legendary Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and his contribution to tap dancing, his "Uncle Tom" image and his struggle against discrimination. Colleagues and friends, including Sammy Davis Jr., Honi Coles, Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, Rosetta LeNoire, Cab Calloway, Geoffrey Holder, Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle and William DeForrest offer commentary and memories of Robinson. Excerpts from movies ("Harlem  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Television
Black films and programs
Named Person: Bill Robinson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry J McNeill; Gus Heningburg; WNBC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.); World Institute of Black Communications.; CEBA Collection.
OCLC Number: 78153291
Notes: Show no. 547-12.
This program forms part of the Communications Excellence to Black Audiences (CEBA) Award collection, a competition sponsored by the World Institute of Black Communications, inc.
Credits: Executive producer, Charlotte V.M. Ottley ; associate producer, Michelle G. Tinkler ; editor, Dan Cassano.
Performer(s): Host: Gus Heningburg.
Reproduction Notes: Service copy: VRA-56, videocassette. New York, N.Y.: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (U-matic) (22 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Other Titles: I knew the man Bojangles.
Responsibility: WNBC-TV, New York ; produced and directed by Harry McNeill.

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Program about the legendary Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and his contribution to tap dancing, his "Uncle Tom" image and his struggle against discrimination. Colleagues and friends, including Sammy Davis Jr., Honi Coles, Sandman Sims, Bunny Briggs, Rosetta LeNoire, Cab Calloway, Geoffrey Holder, Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle and William DeForrest offer commentary and memories of Robinson. Excerpts from movies ("Harlem is Heaven," "King for a Day," "The Little Colonel," "The Littlest Rebel," "Over the Top to Bebop," "Stormy Weather") as well as other historic film footage is shown.

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