Paul Robeson
04/09/1898-01/23/1976 in Princeton, NJ

Biography

Paul Leroy Robeson (pronounced /ˈrbsən/ ROHB-sən; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding American football player, and then had an international career in singing, with a distinctive, powerful, deep bass voice, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. ... (see more)


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