Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner

Paul Robeson was the epitome of the 20th-century Renaissance man. He was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, cultural scholar, author, and political activist. His talents made him a revered man of his time, yet his radical political beliefs all but erased him from popular history. Today, more than one hundred years after his birth, Robeson is just beginning to receive the credit he is due. (Read more)

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In this book the editors of Freedomways have assembled reminiscences about Paul Robeson by people who best knew him and his works to create a profile that vividly reminds us of one of the great artists and controversial heroes of our time. Click here for the call number.

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Books by and about Paul Robeson available from the library

Paul Robeson. Here I Stand (call number)

Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, Interviews, 1918-1974 (call number)

Salute to Paul Robeson: A Cultural Celebration of his 75th Birthday (call number)

Lloyd L. Brown. The Young Paul Robeson: On My Journey Now (call number)

Paul Robeson, Jr. The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: An Artist’s Journey, 1898-1939 (call number)

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