Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was a multi-lingual African American film and stage actor, All-American and professional athlete,writer, orator, lawyer, basso profondo concert singer, civil rights forerunner, trade union activist, Spingarn Medal and Stalin Peace Prize recipient and Phi Beta Kappa Society laureate who achieved far reaching world wide recognition during his life for his singing, films and outspoken, radical beliefs which largely clashed with the Jim Crow climate of pre-civil rights America and the colonial powers of Western Europe. (Continue Reading…)

“In my music, my plays, my films, I want to carry always this central idea: to be African.” — Paul Robeson

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