Robeson, Eslanda Goode. Paul Robeson: Negro. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1930.
Paul Robeson: Negro was written by Eslanda Goode Robeson and was published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers in 1930. It is a story of the life of her husband, singer and actor Paul Robeson who was not pleased by the contents of the biography. He was angered by the way he was depicted and by the details revealed in the novel.
Eslanda Goode Robeson Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson, born in 1895, was an American author, civil rights activist, and anthropologist married to singer and actor Paul Robeson. She was a descendant of enslaved Africans and wrote the biography Paul Robeson: Negro in the late 1920s. She passed away in 1965.
Ruth Herrick Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.