Photo of Mark Naison Mark Naison

Mark Naison in Paul Robeson: Songs of Freedom

Paul Robeson: Songs of Freedom

2009 NR

This penetrating documentary examines the career of beloved singer, actor and outspoken civil rights activist Paul Robeson, weaving his songs and speeches into a tapestry that reveals the complexity of his enduring legacy. Songs such as "John Brown's Body" showcase his glorious bass voice, and interviews with Robeson's family and colleagues offer an insider's perspective on his controversial political views that severely damaged his reputation.