Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen

January 29, 1999 – April 18, 1999

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Galleries 108, 109, 111, 112 & Hall

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Paul Robeson, All-American football player, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University, and world-renowned actor and singer was one of the twentieth century's most talented Americans. He was also one of this century's most controversial figures because of his outspoken criticism of American racism and his admiration for Soviet Communism.

This exhibition celebrates the life of this remarkable man—artist, singer, actor, athlete, and human rights activist—with more than 150 objects, including paintings, photographs, sculpture, personal writings, and other memorabilia.