Paul Robeson

Olivia Turner

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Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was born on April 9, 1898 and died in 1976.


Paul Robeson was one of the three African American's who earned a scholarship at the age of seventeen from Columbia. He was always very athletic and academic. His mom died when he was at the age of six from a house fire. His father was a slave. His family moved to Europe.


Paul Robeson was an astonishing preformer on stage and on the screen. He was also a star athlete and academic. One of his quotes was," My father was a slave, and my people died to build this country, and I am going to stay right here and have a part of it just like you. And no fascist-minded people will drive me from it."

Character Traits

Paul Robeson was very athletic considering he played so many sports especially as a child. He also was very intelligent. He was one of the three blacks that made it into a certain college and he was able to play sports with his amazing grades. Paul Robeson was an inspiration to other because of his intelligence and athletic skills.