By Scott Allen Nollen
This can be the 1st book-length research of the 12 movies starring African American Renaissance guy Paul Robeson (1898-1976). Singer, actor, writer, attorney, athlete, pacifist and civil rights activist, Robeson used to be additionally the 1st African American to obtain best billing in films, supplying unforgettable characterizations in such classics because the Emperor Jones (1933), Sanders of the River (1935), convey Boat (1936) and The Proud Valley (1940). unique study is supplied from basic fabrics housed on the Schomburg heart for Black tradition in Harlem and the FBI documents in Washington, D.C., and from Robeson's friends and family, together with his son Paul Robeson, Jr. appendices conceal Robeson's movie paintings as offscreen narrator and singer and his many degree appearances. infrequent illustrations comprise never-before-published unique studio fabrics.