"This amazing man, this great intellect, this magnificent genius with his overwhelming love of humanity is a devastating challenge to a society built on hypocrisy, greed and profit-seeking at the expense of commmon humanity."
Paul was twice an All-American football player. He was a scholar, an orator, and a dazzling star in eleven feature films, on the concert stage, and in the theatre. He used his deep, baritone voice to promote black spirituals, to act as a cultural ambassador to other countries, and to benefit social movements. In 1933 he donated his proceeds from the musical All God's Chillin to Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler's Nazi Germany. In the 40's he championed a federal anti-lynching law and spoke against growing cold war hostilities.
During the anti-communist hysteria of the early 50's, Paul was targeted by HUAC, the House Un-American Activities Committee. Paul courageously called it an attack on the democratic rights of all people. Eighty of his concerts were cancelled and his passport was revoked for eight years, but he continued to speak out. He made his last concert tour in 1960 and retired from public life in 1963.
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|"The artist must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made
my choice. I had no alternative." -- Paul Robeson, Voice of the People, April 9
1898-Jan 23, 1976|
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|Paul Robeson by Keren Kerney|
This vivid, detailed image celebrates the achievements of this internationally acclaimed singer, actor, and activist whose career suffered during the anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950's, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Watercolor.
Poster: 18x24, P452CW...$14 (poster is April art in 1998 Peace Calendar)
Notecard: 5x7 blank, C671CW-06...6/$8.95
Postcard: 4x6, T690CW-12...12/$6.95
|Paul Robeson's Living Legacy by Barbara Armentrout and
photographs, biography, timeline of his life, teaching and study resources
Softcover, 8.5x11", 24pp, 1999, ISBN 0-935155-26-0, $7.95
|Here I Stand by Paul Robeson.
Paul's autobiography and manifesto written in 1958 in response to his right wing accusers
Softcover, 5.5x8, 160pp., 1958, 1997 edition, K112CP...$12
|The Whole World In His Hands by Susan Robeson
With hundreds of wonderful photographs this is a sympathetic and enormously moving book.
Softcover, 8.5x11, 256pp., 1981, new 1997 edition, K110CP...$18.95
|Paul Robeson Speaks edited by Philip S. Foner|
Excellent book of writings, speeches, interviews. Many photographs.
Softcover, 6x9, 623pp., 1978, new 1997 edition, K111CP...$18.95
|Paul Robeson Live At Carnegie Hall -- May 9, 1958
Contains: Old Man River; Freedom, Joe Hill; monologue from Othello; Chinese children's song; Jacob's Ladder; Chassidic chant; and more.
|Ballad For Americans and great Songs of Faith, Love and
Contains: Ballad For Americans by Earl Robinson -- John Latouche with American People's Chorus; Shenandoah; Go Down Moses; John Brown's Body; and more.
|The Essential Paul Robeson
Contains: Old Man River; Every Time I Feel The Spirit; Volga Boat Song; Ballad For Americans; Joe Hill; Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho; My Curly Headed Baby; and more.
|Paul Robeson: Tribute To An Artist
by Saul J. Turell, narrated by Sidney Poitier, won an Academy Award for best short documentary. (1979, Color, 29 min.)
|Eugene O'Neill's Emperor Jones
directed by Dudley Murphy. Paul's portrayal of a despotic emperor on a Caribbean island paved the way for more multi-dimensional screen roles for African Americans. (1933, B&W, 72 min.)
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