Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey. Robeson is best known for his show at the Greenwich Village Theatre in New York. During this show, alone, Robeson sung all of the know negro spirituals. Robeson is a known actor, athlete, singer, and global activist; and also know as the first African-American to give a solo performance of all of the negro spirituals. Similar to Harry T. Burleigh, Paul Robeson also has a bass-baritone voice in his music.