Posts tagged "Paul Robeson"
Paul Robeson, majestic singer and actor, brilliant scholar and athlete, fierce political activist and all-around renaissance man, in a 1925 photo by Edward Gooch. According to Shadow And Act, David Harewood, the British actor and star of Showtime’s “Homeland” is in talks to portray Mr. Robeson in an upcoming film. Wynton Marsalis has signed on to score the film as well.
Paul Robeson, majestic singer and actor, brilliant scholar and athlete, fierce political activist and all-around renaissance man, was born on this day in 1898. He is seen here in 1925 in a photo by the famed British photographer Alex Stewart Sasha. Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis.
Princess Kouka of Sudan with Paul Robeson in London on the way to North Africa to film “Jericho” in 1937.
Paul Robeson as a junior at Rutgers University. He was valedictorian for his graduating class in 1919.
Hazel Scott (with Paul Robeson in the background) performing at a dinner in Brooklyn in honor of Hugh Mulzac, the first African American captain in the U.S. Navy to command an integrated crew during World War II.