American Masters (1985– )
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Paul Robeson: Here I Stand 


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Episode credited cast:
Harry Belafonte ... Himself
Tony Benn Tony Benn ... Himself
Stephen Bourne Stephen Bourne ... Himself
Ossie Davis ... Himself / Narrator (voice)
Ruby Dee ... Herself
Martin Duberman Martin Duberman ... Himself
Uta Hagen ... Herself / Desdemona in 'Othello' (voice)
Lena Horne ... Herself
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Eslanda Robeson (voice)
Gordon Parks ... Himself
Paul Robeson Jr. Paul Robeson Jr. ... Himself
Paul Robeson ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Seeger ... Himself


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24 February 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Loved the completeness of the story...
18 October 2005 | by rowestSee all my reviews

The first documentary which really seemed to try to capture the essence of Paul with accuracy.

I was actually filmed and interviewed as a part of the documentary.

The project was special to me because it was the first, and thus far only to acknowledge that ALL the things for which Robeson was famous for accomplishing were first seen in Somerville, New Jersey. Not to disparage Princeton (it was after all his birthplace, and remains magical and central to the "Robeson Story"), but to ignore those critical early years in Somerville (1910-1919) is actually cheating history. Someone, after all these years had to have asked where he got his start, and for nearly a century, the question has either been unanswered or answered inaccurately. Nice to see the record being set straight.

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