Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, and Interviews, a Centennial Celebration

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Citadel Press, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 623 pages
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Many remember Paul Robeson for his magnificent singing voice and acting ability. But how many are aware that Robeson wrote and spoke about African culture? Thirty years before "black is beautiful," he described his pride in being Negro. Paul Robeson Speaks is a stirring, illustrated collection of speeches, writings, interviews, and press reports by a man whose thoughts and writings contributed greatly to African culture and Black pride.
  

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I perosnally Love this book
I read it in under 14 days and i'm 14 and hate reading so i think that this book actually brings out the good side in me, and shows how good of a man he was.

Contents

Great Artist Great American Introduction
3
Message to Youth Festival in Budapest Daily Worker August
23
A Paul Robeson Chronology
27
IN COLLEGE
49
IN THE TWENTIES
67
Paul Robeson and Negro Music N Y Times April 5 1931
81
Robeson Spurns Music He Doesnt Understand N
85
NegroesDont Ape the Whites Daily Herald London January
91
The Negro People and the Soviet Union Address National Council
236
Robeson Denounces Korean Intervention Speech at rally sponsored
252
Negro HistoryHistory of the Whole Negro People Heres
265
Unity for Peace Speech at American Peoples Congress for Peace
278
Speech at Funeral of Mother Bloor August 12 1951
282
Du Bois Freedom Spurs Peace Fight Heres My Story Freedom
295
Genocide Stalks the U S A New World Review February 1952
308
We Cant Sit Out This Election Heres My Story Freedom August
323

Paul Robeson on Negro Race Jamaica Daily Gleaner BWI July
98
Robeson Visions an Africa Free of Rule by Europeans N
104
An Exclusive Interview with Paul Robeson Father J C OFlaherty
113
Paul Robeson Tells Us Why Sidney Cole CineTechnician London
121
A Great Negro Artist Puts His Genius to Work for His People
127
IN THE FORTIES
135
Speech at National Maritime Union Convention July 8 1941
137
Time to Bring Negro Baseball Players into the Major Leagues
151
AntiImperialists Must Defend Africa Address at rally sponsored
168
Robeson Asks Truman Action on Lynching Daily Worker July
171
Remarks at Longshore Shipclerks Walking Bosses Gatemen
188
For Freedom and Peace Address at Welcome Home Rally New York
201
Statement on UnAmerican Activities Committee News release
218
A Message to Members and Friends of the Council on African
223
The Brave Trumpets of Albert Einstein and His Fellow
333
To You Beloved Comrade New World Review April 1953
347
Speech at the Peace Bridge Arch August 16 1953
363
Ho Chi Minh Is the Toussaint LOuverture of IndoChina Heres
377
Floodtide of Peace Letter to Boris Polevoi Masses Mainstream
386
Paul Robeson Sings Talks ActsSees Peace Basis of Culture
401
Some Aspects of AfroAmerican Music December 1956
436
Greetings on the Anniversary of the Great October Revolution
450
Leeson Daily Worker London January 14 1960
461
TurningPoint American Dialogue OctoberNovember 1964
474
The Essence of Fascism and Communism Excerpts from testimony
490
Selected Bibliography about Paul Robeson
587
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Foner was professor emeritus of history at Lincoln University.

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