Paul Robeson Speaks

Writings, Speeches, and Interviews, a Centennial Celebration

Author: Paul Robeson

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806508153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 623

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The ideas of the world-renowned Black American are represented on the arts, civil rights, socialism, and other topics.
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Here I Stand

Author: Paul Robeson

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807096938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Robeson's international achievements as a singer and actor in starring roles on stage and screen made him the most celebrated black American of his day, but his outspoken criticism of racism in the United States, his strong support of African independence, and his fascination with the Soviet Union placed him under the debilitating scrutiny of McCarthyism. Blacklisted, his famed voice silenced, Here I Stand offered a bold answer to his accusers. It remains today a defiant challenge to the prevailing fear and racism that continues to characterize American society.
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Paul Robeson

The Years of Promise and Achievement

Author: Sheila Tully Boyle,Andrew Bunie

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 521

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A meticulously researched biography chronicles Paul Robeson's life from his humble New Jersey origins to his rise to international fame on the eve of World War II, describing his educational and athletic achievements, celebrated singing and acting career, and work as an activist against racism.
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Paul Robeson

The Great Forerunner

Author: Ernest Kaiser,Freedomways

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS CO

ISBN: 9780717807246

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Compiled by the editors of Freedomways. Tributes to Robeson in prose and poetry by his contemporaries. Selections from Robeson's own writings. Foreword to this edition by Ernest Kaiser. Updated bibliography.
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Paul Robeson

A Life of Activism and Art

Author: Lindsey R. Swindall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442207949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art is the biography of an African American icon and a demonstration of historian Lindsey R. Swindall's knack for thorough, detailed research and reflection. Paul Robeson was, at points in his life, an actor, singer, football player, political activist and writer, one of the most diversely talented members of the Harlem Renaissance. Swindall centers Robeson's story around the argument that while Robeson leaned toward Socialism, a Pan-African perspective is fundamental to understanding his life as an artist and political advocate. Many previous works on Robeson have focused primarily on his involvement with the US Communist Party, paying little attention to the broader African influences on his politics and art. With each chapter focused on a decade of his life, this book affords us a fresh look at his story, and the ways in which the struggles, successes and studies of his formative years came to shape him as an artist, activist and man later on. Robeson s story is one not simply of politics and protest, but of a man s lifelong evolution from an athlete to an entertainer to an indispensible man of letters and African American thought. Swindall neatly outlines the events of Robeson's life in a way that freshly presents him as a man whose work was influenced by more than just his circumstances, but by a spirit rooted in dedication to the African's place in American art and politics."
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Paul Robeson

Essays on His Life and Legacy

Author: Joseph Dorinson,William Pencak

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786421630

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Presents a collection of essays presented at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus discusses the life and work of the actor, singer, and political activist.
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Paul Robeson

Author: Phillip Hayes Dean

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215158

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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THE STORY: A powerful chronicle of the life of Paul Robeson, taking us from his childhood in New Jersey to his adult life around the world. An All-American athlete and a lawyer with Columbia Law School credentials, Robeson faces the racism prevalen
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Paul Robeson

Author: Scott Ehrlich

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780870675522

Category: Music

Page: 167

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A biography of the black man who became both a famous singer and a controversial figure in world politics.
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Paul Robeson

A Biography

Author: Martin Duberman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497635365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 807

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The remarkable life of Paul Robeson, quintessential Harlem Renaissance man: scholar, all-American, actor, activist, and firebrand Born the son of an ex-slave in New Jersey in 1898, Paul Robeson, endowed with multiple gifts, seemed destined for fame. In his youth, he was as tenacious in the classroom as he was on the football field. After graduating from Rutgers with high honors, he went on to earn a law degree at Columbia. Soon after, he began a stage and film career that made him one of the country’s most celebrated figures. But it was not to last. Robeson became increasingly vocal about defending black civil rights and criticizing Western imperialism, and his radical views ran counter to the country’s evermore conservative posture. During the McCarthy period, Robeson’s passport was lifted, he was denounced as a traitor, and his career was destroyed. Yet he refused to bow. His powerful and tragic story is emblematic of the major themes of twentieth-century history. Martin Duberman’s exhaustive biography is the result of years of research and interviews, and paints a portrait worthy of its incredible subject and his improbable story. Duberman uses primary documents to take us deep into Robeson’s life, giving Robeson the due that he so richly deserves.
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