American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand
(1 hour 57 minutes) Athlete, singer, and scholar, Robeson was a charismatic champion of the rights of the poor working man, the disenfranchised, and people of color. He led a life in the vanguard of many movements, achieved international acclaim for his music, and suffered tremendous personal sacrifice. His story is one of the great dramas of the 20th century--spanning an international canvas of social upheaval and ideological controversy. American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand blends voices, music, visual montages, and interviews into a seamless portrait of a remarkable man. Starring Harry Belafonte. Included with museum admission.
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Watch his famous performance of "Ol' Man River" from the 1936 film version of Showboat: