The Tallest Tree in the Forest (PDF)
BAM Illustrated: The United States vs. Paul Robeson (BAM blog)
Illustrator Nathan Gelgud looks at Robeson's radical politics and turbulent relationship with the US government.
The Many Faces of Paul Robeson (BAM blog)
An overview of the many hats Robeson wore as a public figure and outspoken champion of peace and justice.
Daniel Beaty on Acting vs. Writing Paul Robeson (Backstage.com)
“We don’t even have an African-American superstar to the magnitude he was. Honestly, the closest in terms of awareness in culture across the globe would be, like, Barack Obama or Michael Jackson.”
Robeson in All God's Chillun's Got Wings (PBS.org)
Robeson played the male lead in Eugene O'Neill's controversial play about an interracial marriage.
Look & Listen
Daniel Beaty on The Tallest Tree in the Forest (Guggenheim)
Excerpts from Beaty's presentation and discussion of the piece at Works & Process at the Guggenheim in 2013.
Paul Robeson 1958 interview (KPFA)
Robeson's life, in his own words.
"Ol' Man River"
Now your turn...
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