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us: Robeson, Eslanda Goode, 1896-1965


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  • Variants

    • us: Robeson, Paul, Mrs., 1896-1965
    • us: Robeson, Essie, 1896-1965
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1896-12-15
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1965-12-13
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Moscow (Russia)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
        • Organization: (naf) London School of Economics and Political Science
        • Organization: (naf) Council on African Affairs
    • Gender

        female
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Anthropology
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Authors
            (lcsh) Actors
              (lcsh) Civil rights workers
          • Sources

            • found: FBI file on Paul Robeson [MI] 1987: reel 1, section 1, file no. 100-8032 (Eslanda Goode Robeson, also known as Mrs. Paul Leroy Robeson and Essie Robeson, b. 12-15-1896)
            • found: LC in RLIN, 6-21-88 (hdg.: Robeson, Eslanda (Goode), 1896-1965; usage: Mrs. Paul Robeson)
            • found: Wikipedia WWW site, May 7, 2013 (Eslanda Goode Robeson; wife and business manager of Paul Robeson, American anthropologist, author, actor, activist; b. 1896 in Washington, D.C.; d. 1965 in New York; married Paul Robeson in 1921; attended University of Illinois and graduated from Columbia University with B.S. in chemistry; published her first book in 1930 entitled, Paul Robeson, Negro; began living in London with her husband in 1931; graduated from London School of Economics in 1937 with a degree in anthropology; appeared in movies including Jericho, Big Fella, and Borderline)
            • found: Black Women in America, Second Edition, accessed April 7, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Robeson, Eslanda Goode; human rights activist, political activist, diarist, intellectual; born 12 December, 1896 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; BS in chemistry from Columbia University (1923); attended the London School of Economics; doctorate in anthropology from Hartford Seminary; politically active, traveled the world, lived in London and Moscow (1930s-1960s); visited Africa (1936), published a diary, African Journey; traveled to Spain to support anti-fascist troops fighting against Franco during Spanish Civil War (1938); co-founder of the Council on African Affairs (CAA) against colonialism in Africa (1941), represented CAA to the founding convention of the United Nations (1945); represented CAA, All-African Peoples Conference, Ghana (1958); supporter of socialist countries, Soviet Union and China, labeled Communist subversives with her husband; moved to the Soviet Union to escape political persecution (1958-1963); returned to US, spoke out against Vietnam war (1963); died 13 December, 1965 in New York, States)
          • Editorial Notes

            • [Old catalog heading: Robeson, Eslanda (Goode) 1896-1965.]
          • Change Notes

            • 1988-06-24: new
            • 2015-09-22: revised
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