Paul Robeson
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"Paul Leroy Robeson" was an American singer and actor who became involved with the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954)/Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers University/Rutgers College, he was an outstanding American football/football player, then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be Hollywood blacklist/blacklisted during McCarthyism/the McCarthy era. Ill health forced him into retirement from his career. He remained until his death an advocate of the political stances he took.

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