The Undiscovered Paul Robeson, An Artist’s Journey, 1898-1939
Recently BBN had the privilege to meet Paul Robeson, Jr., in an interview on the release of his new book, The Undiscovered Paul Robeson, An Artist’s Journey 1898-1939. As Mr. Robeson spoke of his father, Paul Robeson, Sr., the intonations in his voice, the emotions in his eyes conveyed a son with immense love and admiration for a great man.

Paul Robeson Jr. reveals the untold story of the rise of a legendary actor, singer, scholar, and activist. He traces the dramatic arc of his rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul Robeson. His father was an escaped slave, his mother a descendant of freedmen. With a law degree from Columbia University, a professional football career, title roles in Eugene O’Neill plays and in Shakespeare’s Othello, a concert career in America and Europe, Robeson was one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century.

BBN: What is your greatest memory of your father?

PR: My greatest memory of my father was seeing him perform in the lead role of Shakespeare’s Othello in the 1943-1944 record-breaking Broadway Production. The majesty of it was unforgettable...

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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