Studs presents a tribute to singer, actor, athlete, author and civil rights crusader Paul B. Robeson. Studs talks about his personal memories, the social impact and music of Paul Robeson. Excerpts from 1925362-4-1 Mr Robeson' friends recall memories of him: Earl Dickerson one of the 1 st black aldermen of Chicago, J. Mayo "Ink" Williams football player, Studs Terkel, Claudia Cassidy(1925655-4-1), Eddie Balchowski, Veteran, painter, poet(1934701-3-1) Includes excerpts from 1925362-4-1 and music. Similar to 1925362-3-1, but not identical. 01/23/1976 date of death.
Principal actor Roscoe Lee Browne, playwright Derek Walcott, and director Gregory Mosher discuss the play "Pantomime" and it's major themes of racial role reversal, Robinson Crusoe influences, and colonialism.
Rita Moreno talks about her own Puerto Rican ethnicity and how it relates to her role as Maria in West Side Story.
Rita Moreno talks about her own Puerto Rican ethnicity and how it relates to her role as Anita in West Side Story.
Studs interviews Gilbert Moses about his play, "Blues for Mister Charlie" and The Free Southern Theater. They discuss a variety of plays that include, "White America," "Roots," and "Blues of Mister Charlie."
Studs interviews Gilbert Moses about the Free Southern Theatre that performed throughout Mississippi depicting the lives of Southern blacks. Moses describes the audiences and their reactions to the plays and their own participation in acting out their lives.
Recorded live on Chicago's South Side. Robeson is ill at the time of recording. Speakers: Earl Dickerson, Etta Moten Barnett, Judge Sidney Jones, J. Mayo "Ink" Williams, Joan Brown (possibly Abena Joan Brown), Charles Hamilton, Margaret Burroughs, [John Gray's sister], [Stevens?]
Actors Lionel Smith and Meshach Taylor along with director Gregory Mosher talk about the play they are performing at the Goodman Theater, "Sizwe Bansi is Dead", as well as South African apartheid which serves as the backdrop for the play.