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Paul Robeson: Portrait of the Artist 4-DVD Boxed Set
Paul Robeson: Portrait of the Artist 4-DVD Boxed Set
 
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All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social
activist, Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was a towering figure and a trailblazer many
times over. He was perhaps most groundbreaking, however, in the medium of film.
The son of an escaped slave, Robeson managed to become a top-billed movie star
during the time of Jim Crow America, headlining everything from fellow pioneer
Oscar Micheaux’s silent drama Body and Soul to British studio showcases to
socially engaged documentaries, all the while striving to project positive
images of black characters. Increasingly politically minded, Robeson eventually
left movies behind, using his international celebrity to speak for those denied
their civil liberties around the world and ultimately becoming a victim of
ideological persecution himself. But his film legacy lives on and continues to
speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken
African-American.

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