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Speak of Me as I Am [electronic resource]: The Story of Paul Robeson

NVC Arts (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this program, narrated by actress Pam Grier and featuring Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, interviews with academic experts plus contemporaries such as Studs Terkel, Martin Duberman, Pete Seeger, Lloyd Brown, Glyn Roberts, Mark Naison, John Lewis, and Oscar Brown, Jr., bring to life a complex man whose political views overshadowed his achievements in the eyes of many Americans. The program presents Paul Robeson-star athlete, world-renowned singer and actor, enemy of segregation, and Communist sympathizer-through the eyes of those who knew him.
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59 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 02, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Story of Paul Robeson
  • Introduction: The Story of Paul Robeson (1:32)
  • Remembering & Reclaiming Paul Robeson (3:42)
  • Robeson's Parents & Childhood (2:35)
  • Academic & Athletic Career (1:29)
  • Skyrocket to Fame (1:39)
  • English Film Career & African Education (2:11)
  • Working Class Allegiance (2:04)
  • Beginning of European Activism (1:57)
  • Harlem Church Performances (2:04)
  • Call for Action in American South (1:54)
  • Joining Labor Movement (1:46)
  • Communist Party Activism & Popularity in Russia (3:01)
  • Media and HUAC Attack (3:07)
  • Perceived Threat to White America (0:47)
  • Violent Opposition to Robeson (2:25)
  • Robeson as a Pariah (2:11)
  • Isolation from Black Community & Activism (2:22)
  • Conspiracy Against Robeson (1:19)
  • International Concerts from America Soil (2:24)
  • European Return & Rejuvenation (2:20)
  • A Soviet Union Hero (2:43)
  • Denial of Soviet Crimes (2:15)
  • Exclusion from Civil Rights Movement (3:44)
  • Honored At Last (1:37)
  • Psychological Despair (1:33)
  • Final Years (1:57)
  • What We Lost (1:34)
  • Credits: Speak of Me As I Am: The Story of Paul Robeson (1:21)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1998
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8755 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (59 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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