Paul Robeson is born

April 9

On April 9, 1898, Paul Robeson was born in New Jersey. 

Paul Robeson was an influential performer, actor, singer and athlete. Early on in his career, Robeson practiced as a lawyer before shifting to singing and acting. Robeson gained higher education from Rutgers University before attending Columbia University Law School. Paul Robeson died in 1976 at the age of 77.


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