Paul Robeson, from blazing success to oblivion for his defense of freedom | Culture

Paul Robeson, surrounded by shipyard workers in Oakland, California, performs the US anthem in 1942.Editorial courtesy Dreamcatcher The following epitaph defines a vital attitude: “The artist has to choose between fighting for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative ”. This inscription appears on the grave of Paul Robeson (Princeton, […]

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