Tap dancers roll out the red carpet for `Peg Leg' Bates

October 1994
New York Amsterdam News;10/15/94, Vol. 85 Issue 42, p30
Reports on New York Committee's honoring of dancer Clayton `Peg Leg' Bates in a benefit in celebration of National Tap Dance Day on October 16, 1994. Bates' nickname as reference to the wooden replacement for the leg he lost in 1919; Details on Bates' fame in vaudeville in the 1930s; Establishment of the Peg Leg Country Club for Blacks in 1951.


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