Paul Leroy Robeson (/ˈroʊbsən/; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in... singing, with a distinctive, powerful, deep bass voice, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Ill health forced him into retirement from his career.
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American anti-lynching activists
Activists for African-American civil rights
American football ends
American Theater Hall of Fame inductees
Donaldson Award winners
African-Americans' civil rights activists
African-American male actors
20th-century American male actors
Alumni of SOAS, University of London
American male film actors
African-American male singers
African-American basketball players