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About Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson was a celebrated American singer, actor and civil rights activist who started his career as a footballer before gaining stardom performing in plays such as The Emperor Jones, All God's Chillun Got Wings and Othello. He went on to become an international cinema star with memorable roles such as Joe in the 1936 film Show Boat and Bosambo in the 1935 filmSanders of the River.
He married anthropologist, author and civil rights activist Eslanda "Essie" Goode Robeson in 1921. The marriage produced their only child Paul Robeson, Jr. in 1927 and lasted until Essie's death in 1965.
He was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the American Theater Hall of Fame. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He was the first entertainer to refuse playing to live, racially segregated audiences.
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Famous quotes by Paul Robeson
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.Paul Robeson
But the deep desire for peace remained with the American people.Paul Robeson
Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.Paul Robeson
I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.Paul Robeson
I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.Paul Robeson
In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.Paul Robeson
Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace.Paul Robeson
Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.Paul Robeson
We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.Paul Robeson
Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.Paul Robeson
You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson's Popularity
Paul Robeson was a famous American singer, actor, and activist, who was born on April 9, 1898. As a person born on this date, Paul Robeson is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (April 9) and the 7th most popular for the year (1898).
People born on April 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Paul Robeson is the 684th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Paul Robeson's birthday, Paul Robeson is the 5235th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
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