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"Wade in the Water"

Paul Robeson approached the role as Brutus in the Emperor Jones as one of the greatest challenges of his early acting career.

The forceful drama compelled him to look deeper into his own interpretation of dramatic roles and their contribution to art and culture.

He declared that the only original American culture was that which came out of the African-American experience.

His career begins to move at an unprecedented pace for an African American yet he's confronted by segregation and Jim Crowism with every step.
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