Athlete, Actor, Singer, and advocate for civil rights
Paul was born in 1898 in Priceton, New jersey. At a young age, his mother died in a house fire. He grew up with his 3 brothers, William, Reeve, Ben, and his sister, Marian. He went to Columbia University Law School. His father was at first a slave, but ended up as a preacher. He got a law degree in 1923.Then he played in many shows, including Othello and Show Boat,although sometimes he was rejected in theaters. He wrote a book called 'Here I stand'. He got married to Eslanda [Essie] Cardozo Goode and had 1 child named Paul Robeson jr. They moved to Pennsylvania and he died because of stroke.Hope you enjoyed this information.