Paul Robeson

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Paul Leroy Robeson (/ˈrbsən/; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in singing, 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. Ill health forced him into retirement from his career. He remained until his death an advocate of the political stances he took.

Age: 77 (age at death)
Died: 23 January, 1976, Place of Death
Nationality: American
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72 Credits »
1942 Native Land Narrator, Vocalist
1942 Tales of Manhattan Luke
1940 The Proud Valley David Goliath
1937 Jericho Cpl. Jericho Jackson
1937 King Solomon's Mines Umbopa
1937 Big Fella Joe
1936 Show Boat Joe
1936 Song of Freedom John 'Johnny' Zinga
1935 Sanders of the River Bosambo
1933 The Emperor Jones Brutus Jones
1930 Borderline Pete - a Negro



This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the rights of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America.

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