ERIC Number: ED245945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Paul Robeson 1898-1976.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Social Studies.
This tribute to the life and times of a black American, Paul Robeson, chronicles Robeson's success as a scholar, athlete, well-known theater and film actor, singer, and model of black political activism. The document begins by tracing Robeson's family roots; childhood, high school, and college years; and the anti-black climate present in America during the Red Summer of 1919. Following a discussion of Robeson's postgraduate years spent obtaining a law degree, the document details the development of his highly successful acting and singing career and the growing political awareness that led to his later role as a human rights advocate. Throughout the document, personal narratives give readers further insight into Robeson as a person. The final section summarizes Robeson's later years and achievements and presents antecdotal salutes by well-known figures. The document concludes with suggestions for secondary level classroom activities; a bibliography, discography, and filmography; puzzles; a debate format; a brief skit, and a listening skills study sheet on the life of Paul Robeson. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Social Studies.