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.
Weaving together archive footage of Robeson and interviews with commentators including biographer, Martin Duberman, the film captures the courage and determination that drove Robeson to succeed as an African American artist in a white world, to fight against racial inequality in the US and combat oppression around the globe. It traces Robeson's journey from class valedictorian at university to international stardom and his ultimate fall from grace because of his political views, with which an initially adoring American public could not come to terms.
Narrated by Pam Grier.
Running Time: 58 minutes
DVD Picture Format: NTSC