In 1921, Robeson married Eslanda Cardozo Goode, and in 1923, he received his degree from Columbia Law School. A few years later they had a son, Paul Robeson, Jr.
Paul Robeson, Jr., is the only child of the legendary Paul Robeson. He has been a civil rights activist since the 1940s, served for more than 20 years as his father's close aide, and is the archivist of the vast Robeson Papers. He is a graduate electrical engineer and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, a translator from Russian, and a lecturer on American and Russian society and history. His book, Paul Robeson, Jr., published in 1993, presents a new analysis of America's "culture wars."
Paul Robeson, Jr. has lectured on a wide variety of political,
socio-economic and cultural issues throughout the United States and the
United Kingdom, and has traveled all over the world. He has been a guest on
numerous television and radio programs, and has contributed articles to
major newspapers and magazines. He has co-produced and written theater
scripts for several major tributes to his father. Since 1995, he has been
working on the development of a dramatic feature film of his father, titled "Robeson,"
and is currently writing a two-volume biography of him. The first volume was
published in the spring of 2001.
The Undiscovered Paul
Robeson: The Early Years, 1898-1939
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Format: Hardcover, 400pp.
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pub. Date: April 2001
This version of his father's life is an important, well-wrought addition to African-American, Cold War and theater scholarship. ~Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
The long-awaited, untold, inside story of the rise of the legendary actor, singer, scholar, and activist. The first volume of this major biography breaks new ground.
The greatest scholar-athlete-performing artist in U.S. history, Paul Robeson was one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century.
Now his son, Paul Robeson Jr., traces the dramatic arc of his rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul Robesons formative years. His father was an escaped slave; his mother, a descendent of freedmen; and his wife, the brilliant and ambitious Eslanda Cardozo Goode. With a law degree from Columbia University; a professional football career; title roles in Eugene ONeills plays and in Shakespeares Othello; and a concert career in America and Europe, Robeson dominated his era.
This unprecedented biography reveals the depth of Robesons cultural scholarship, explores the contradictions he bridged in his personal and political life, and describes his emergence as a symbol of the anticolonial and antifascist struggles. Filled with previously unpublished photographs and source materials from the private diaries and letters of Paul and Eslanda Robeson, this is the epic story of a forerunner who now stands as one of Americas greatest heroes.