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BOOK EXCERPT: "Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson"

February 11, 2013
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Tune in Tuesday for a Black History Month special interview about the extraordinary life of Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson, known by her friends as "Essie." She was an author, an anthropologist and and a globally connected activist who worked to end colonialism in Africa and racism in the United States. She was also one of the driving forces behind the career of her husband — the singer and activist, Paul Robeson. We will speak with her biographer, Barbara Ransby.

Below, you can read the introduction from Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.

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