Paul Robeson graduated with honors from Rutgers University. He was selected as an All-American football player. His acting career started in 1921 at the Harlem YMCA. Paul was in the play Emperor Jone about a year later. Paul was known for his singing and acting. Paul was a singer, actor, scholar, lawyer, humanitarian, and an athlete. He could speak several languages. There were not very many things that Paul could not do. In the year 1963 Paul returned from Europe after being there for five years. As Paul walked on stage the audience rose to it's feet with applause saying welcome home.