Paul Robeson Anniversary

GUESTS: Martin Duberman Author Paul Robeson [New Press, 1995] Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York Biographer of Paul Robeson Helen Rosen Longtime friend Paul Robeson Hazel Carby Professor of African and African American Studies, Yale University Forthcoming book Race Men [Harvard University Press, August, 1998] On April 9th, one-hundred years ago, Paul Robeson was born. The son of an ex-slave, Robeson overcame racial barriers to achieve sucess as an athlete, singer, film star, and activist. He was perhaps the most well known and respected black man in the 1930s and '40s. But his political and social views, considered by many to be subversive, ultimately damaged his reputation and cut short his career. Join Ray Suarez, Robeson's biographer, and a longtime friend to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson.



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