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Paul Robeson

“They set my course in life. An appetite for truth.” – Harry Belafonte speaking of Eleanor Roosevelt and Paul Robeson.
“Paul Robeson gave me the spine for my manhood. Dr. King gave me my spirituality.” – Harry Belafonte

Paul Robeson, a great American singer and actor, spent much of his life actively agitating for equality and fair treatment for all of America’s citizens as well as citizens of the world. Robeson brought to his audiences not only a melodious baritone voice and a grand presence, but magnificent performances on stage and screen. Although his outspokenness often caused him difficulties in his career and personal life, he unswervingly pursued and supported issues that only someone in his position could effect on a grand scale. His career flourished in the 1940s as he performed in America and numerous countries around the world. He was one of the most celebrated persons of his time.  (‘Paul Robeson- The Artist as Activist and Social Thinker’ by John Henrik Clarke, Biography Resource Center, 2001, Gale Group, Inc.)
Paul Robeson:  1898-1976 in Princeton, NJ

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