Here I Stand by Paul Robeson

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Robeson's international achievements as a singer and actor in starring roles on stage and screen made him the most celebrated black American of his day, but his outspoken criticism of racism in the United States, his strong support of African independence, and his fascination with the Soviet Union placed him under the debilitating scrutiny of McCarthyism. Blacklisted, his famed voice silenced, Here I Stand offered a bold answer to his accusers. It remains today a defiant challenge to the prevailing fear and racism that continues to characterize American society.

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\PAUL ROBESON, Jr., is a freelance journalist, translator, and highly regarded lecturer on American and Russian history. He served as a personal aide to his father for over twenty years and has been a civil rights activist since the 1940s. He is the owner and archivist of the Paul Robeson and Eslanda Robeson Collection, which consists of over 50,000 items, including thousands of photographs and hundreds of audio recordings.
Published January 1, 1998 by Beacon Press. 164 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, History. Non-fiction

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The photograph is the cover of Paul Roberson, Jr.'s two-volume book about his father - The Undiscovered Paul Robeson, An Artist's Journey, 1898-1939 and The Undiscovered Paul Robeson: Quest for Freedom, 1939-1976.

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