Person Born 9/4/1898 Died 23/1/1976
Singer, actor (also athlete and civil rights activist). Born Princeton, New Jersey to a former slave. Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Came to London a number of times including a visit for the 1930 production of Othello opposite Peggy Ashcroft. A letter in the Camden New Journal, 30 July 2015, said that Robeson visited the Unity Theatre and acted in the 1938 production of 'Plant in the Sun'.