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Paul Robeson

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Also Known As: Died: January 23, 1976
Born: April 9, 1898 Cause of Death: complications from a stroke
Birth Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Robeson was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize in 1952 but was unable to accept it until 1958 when his passport (which had been revoked in 1950) was restored to him.

In 1995, he was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

"I've learned that my people are not the only ones oppressed ... I have sung my songs all over the world and everywhere found that some common bond makes the people of all lands take to Negro songs as their own." --Paul Robeson

"The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or for Slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative." --Paul Robeson

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