Born in Princeton, Paul Robeson was singer, actor and activist. He became the third African American to enroll at Rutgers University in 1915. While at the school he played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team and played other sports becoming All-American. Robeson also participated in the debate team and sang in the glee club. He also became active in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. His numerous film roles include Show Boat, The Song of the Rivers and The Emperor Jones.