Paul Robeson – 1898-1976

An American bass baritone concert artist and stage and film actor who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism. Educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University, he was a star athlete in his youth. He also studied Swahili and phonetics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 1934.     In the United States he became active in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. His sympathies for the Soviet Union and for communism, and his criticism of the United States government and its foreign policies, caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.In 1915, Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers College, where he was twice named a consensus All-American in football, and was the class valedictorian. Almost 80 years later, he was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School while playing in the National Football League (NFL).  with "Were You There" in 1925.     In the early 1960s he retired and lived the remaining years of his life privately in Philadelphia.  (Wikipedia)

 

Original Charcoal drawing beautifully framed. Approx 15"x18" Artist Greg Paige

 

GPPR - Charcoal drawing - Paul Robeson

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