Speak Of Me As I Am tells the story of one of America's foremost African-American citizens, whose courageous stance against oppression and inequality was a forerunner to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It examines his remarkable life and achievements as a scholar, athlete, artist, social activist and humanitarian. His passion for the stage and screen was matched by his dedication to social justice. This film weaves together archive footage of Robeson and interviews with commentators including biographer, Martin Duberman.
Paul Robeson: Speak of Me As I Am (Britain/U.S., 1998) A fine one-hour documentary on the rise and fall and revival of an American legend, the deep-voiced, statuesque actor Paul Robeson, narrated by Pam Grier. A BBC Wales/New Jersey Public Television co-production, released on DVD last year by Kultur Video. --J. Heinrich, The Gazette April 4 2008