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By Lorenzo Carcaterra

'IT'S TIME YOU KNEW the reality, ' 'ABOUT YOUR FATHER. ' 'WHAT approximately HIM?' 'HIS FIRST spouse, ' SHE stated. 'SHE DIDN'T DIE OF melanoma. ' 'HOW DID SHE DIE?' 'HE MURDERED HER. ' on the age of fourteen Lorenzo Carcaterra made a surprising discovery. at the back of closed doorways he and his mom survived the erratic, violent outbursts of his father. a strong guy, he tempered his rage with affection. To a tender boy he was once a guy to either love and worry. until eventually Lorenzo realized a shattering undeniable fact that eternally replaced his lifestyles. His father used to be a assassin.

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He glided between Morningside Heights, the largely white, upper-class environment of the Ivy League Columbia University, and Harlem, a bustling, economically impoverished but culturally rich black neighborhood. His ease around people coupled with his unique ability to feel comfortable and at home in most surroundings served him well. Robeson maintained an intense schedule during his law school years in the early 1920s. He turned to sports both for enjoyment and financial remuneration. In addition to attending classes at Columbia, he returned to Rutgers sometimes on weekends to coach football with his friend George Foster Sanford.

He somehow found time to hone his debating technique and lead the debate team to numerous victories. Paul never failed to win an oratorical contest while at Rutgers. The entire college had the chance to appreciate his rhetorical skill when he delivered the commencement address his senior year. indb 20 1/2/13 1:09 PM SCHOLAR ATHLETE Though he accumulated a remarkable record of accomplishments, the momentum of Paul’s college years was also burdened by setbacks. This extremely gifted individual at times collided headlong into what W.

Political and civil rights groups such as the NAACP, UNIA, and the National Urban League circulated the periodicals Crisis, Opportunity, Negro World, and Messenger that were read widely in the community. Magazines such as these were crucial during the cultural renaissance in Harlem since they afforded poets, playwrights, and other writers space in which to publish their work. ” Though the number of educated, professional African Americans was, in reality, much lower than 10 percent of the 10 million African Americans in the nation, these were the men and women who were to be called upon to be leaders in the community.

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