Paul Robeson - A Lonesome Road (CD, 1988) B7
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Paul Leroy Robeson (/ˈroʊbsən/ rohb-sən April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War,fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation withcommunism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to beblacklisted during the McCarthy era. Ill health forced him into retirement from his career. He remained until his death an advocate of the political stances he took. Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers College, where he became a football All-American and the class valedictorian. He received his LL.B. fromColumbia Law School, while playing in the National Football League (NFL). At Columbia, he sang and acted in off-campus productions; and, after graduating, he became a participant in the Harlem Renaissance with performances in The Emperor Jones and All God's Chillun Got Wings. Robeson initiated his international artistic résumé with a theatrical role in Great Britain, settling inLondon for the next several years with his wife Essie.
Disk 10/10 Insert 10/10 Case 8/10 Disk is mint with no prior use and no markings on the playing surface. Insert is mint with no marks or creases. Case is uncracked and has been lightly scuffed.