Episode 20 - Paul Robeson

We go through the life of actor, singer, civil rights activist, and communist Paul Robeson and talk about how he laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement in the US, how the capitalist powers tried to destroy him, and why it's important for us to remember him.

Update: we did more research and found the colleges that wouldn't play Rutgers b/c Robeson was on the football team! William & MaryGeorgia Tech, and Washington & Lee

Suggested Listening:

"Joe Hill"
"Anthem of the Soviet Union"
"Shlof, Mein Kind"
"The Volga Boatmen"
"Go Down Moses" 

Suggested Reading:

Paul Robeson, Martin Bauml Duberman
Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary, Gerald Horne
Paul Robeson: A Watched Man, Jordan Goodman
Paul Robeson's Testimony before HUAC, 1956 

Outro music: "Old Man River" - Paul Robeson