Scholar, actor, classically trained singer, writer, and activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976) made significant contributions not only to the arts but to the international audiences who revered him. To celebrate his legacy, the Criterion Collection has released Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist, a four-disc box set that features eight films including The Emperor Jones, Body and Soul, Jericho, and Native Land. Additional features include new and restored digital transfers and audio commentary. Purchase online at www.criterionco.com for $99.95.
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by Jeff Shuford