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.
“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)
“Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.” (Paul Robeson)
“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)
“This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen.” (Paul Robeson)
“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)