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us: Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976

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    • us: Robson, Polʹ, 1898-1976
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    • found: Robeson, E. (Goode) Paul Robeson, Negro, 1930
    • found: Paul Robeson's last days in Philadelphia, c1986: p. 1 (Paul Bustill Robeson)
    • found: Paul Robeson [SR] p1989: label (Paul Robeson) insert (Paul Leroy Robeson, b. 8-9-1898 [sic], d. 1-76)
    • found: New Grove dict. of Amer. mus. (Robeson, Paul; b. 4-9-1898, Princeton, N.J., d. 1-23-76, Philadelphia, Pa.; bass-baritone and actor)
    • found: Baker, 8th ed. (Robeson, Paul (Bustill); b. 4-9-1898, Princeton, N.J., d. 1-23-76, Philadelphia; American bass and actor)
    • found: Internet Movie Database WWW site, May 7, 2013: biography (Paul Robeson; actor, singer, activist; married Eslande Cardozo Goode in 1921; attended Rutgers University beginning in 1915 and Columbia University's law school; film debut, Body and Soul in 1925; performed in Showboat and Othello in London and spent most of his time singing and performing in England throughout the 1930s; activist personally involved with the civil rights affairs of the Welsh miners; founder of Progressive Party, an independent political party; his passport withdrawn for nearly ten years due to his refusal to deny accusations of an affiliation with Communist Party; final acting performance in Othello at Stratford-on-Avon in 1959; awards include College Football Hall of Fame in 1995; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed September 10, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Robeson, Paul; Paul Leroy Robeson; stage / screen actor, civil rights activist, concert singer; born 09 April 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, United States; scholarship, Rutgers College (later Rutgers University) (1915); elected to Phi Beta Kappa; twice named football All-America (1917 and 1918); LLB degree from Columbia University Law School (1923); performed at Carnegie Hall (1925); introduced to socialism by George Bernard Shaw (1928); lived in Europe (1930s); returned to the United States (1939); joined the Pan-Africanist Council on African Affairs; awarded Spingarn Medal (1945) from NAACP; addressed the World Peace Congress in Paris (1949); remains the only two-time All-American not in the College Football Hall of Fame; died 23 January 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
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    • 1980-08-19: new
    • 2015-03-17: revised
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