Image: Robinson in 1939 The Hot Mikado on Broadway from https://upclosed.com/people/bill-robinson-7/ .
“Dancer and actor Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson of Los Angeles serves as the first honorary president of the Negro Actors Guild of America.”
Excerpt from http://dev.uplift-la.org/?page_id=3317 .
“After his run with motion pictures, Robinson returned to the stage in 1939 at the age of 61 to perform in The Hot Mikado, a jazz rendition of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta performed at the New York World’s Fair. To celebrate that 61st birthday, Robins danced down Broadway from Columbus Circle to 44th Street [in New York City].”
Learn about the Negro Actors Guild at http://www.blackpast.org/aah/negro-actors-guild-america .