Dunbar Community Center's Great Jim Robinson Instructs Butler PA, Kids On The Pommel Horse
Black Buzz News Service
The James S. Robinson Jr. Project
The Robinson+Saunders Archives
Slippery Rock, PA
June 18, 2011
ON POMMEL HORSE AT DUNBAR COMMUNITYCENTER IN BUTLER, PA
The below picture shows James S. Robinson Jr. instructing/teaching his young students at the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Community Center in Butler PA, on the Pommel Horse on July 19, 1954. I cannot verify who the young people in the picture are but they all lived in Butler PA.
Mr. Robinson, my father was an accomplished all around gymnast, who was a former member of the University of Pittsburgh Gymnastic and Track and Field Teams in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Further Mr. Robinson was also a Master in Judo and Akaido.
I have a copy of his Martial Arts Identification card which states as follows:
Martial Arts of America Inc. Identification Card
This is to Certify That James S. Robinson, Jr. of R. D. 4 Slippery Rock, PA Is Duly Registered In The Art of JUDO- AKAIDO Emmet Tai Head Master M.A. of A. Inc.