Paul Robeson's Death

Born (Birthday) April 9, 1898

Death Date January 23, 1976

Age of Death 77 years

Cause of Death Complications From A Stroke

Profession Stage Actor

The stage actor Paul Robeson died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Distinguished actor, singer, and civil rights advocate who was the first African American to play Othello on Broadway with a white supporting cast.

He was born in Princeton, New Jersey to Reverend William Drew Robeson and Maria Louisa Bustill, and grew up with three brothers and one sister.

Quotes

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“As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.” (Paul Robeson)

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“Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.” (Paul Robeson)

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“In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.” (Paul Robeson)

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“This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen.” (Paul Robeson)

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“You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.” (Paul Robeson)

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