Thursday, April 9, 1998

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  • N.Y. Celebration Remembers Paul Robeson

    Legendary actor, singer, lawyer, linguist and political activist Paul Robeson was born 100 years ago today. The celebration sponsored by Pacifica station WBAI and The Nation magazine offered. speeches, songs and rare interviews with both Paul Robeson and those who knew him.

  • Review of Robeson’s Political History

    One of the issues that surfaced at this weekend’s meeting celebrating the life and legacy of Paul Robeson was Robeson’s relationship with the Communist Party. Robeson had long been vilified in the U.S. press for being a Communist. He was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee and then punished for refusing to name names and answer questions about both his own relationship with the Communist Party.