Description Paul Leroy Robeson (pronounced /robsn/ ROHB-sn; April 9, 1898 January 23, 1976) was an American bass singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an outstanding American football player, and then had an international career in singing, with a distinctive, powerful, deep bass voice, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.In 1915 Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers College, where he was twice named a consensus All-American and was the class valedictorian. Almost eighty years later, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, while playing in the National Football League (NFL). At Columbia, he sang and acted in off-campus productions; and, after graduating, he became a figure in the Harlem Renaissance with performances in The Emperor Jones and All God's Chillun Got Wings.
Otis Porritt, Cape Cod Member Since February 2014 Artist Statement The Griffin Passant Streetwork is a unique kind of design work, and artwork. It encompasses many different levels of popular culture,music, movies, television, art and current events. Inspired by the everyday and the everywhere of life on Earth. Trying to bridge the gap between the mundane and the extraordinary.