By Jordan Goodman
Timely and incredible new portrait of the singer, campaigner and best radical
In his heyday, Paul Robeson was once some of the most well-known humans on the earth; to his enemies he used to be additionally essentially the most risky. From the Nineteen Thirties to the Nineteen Sixties, the African-American singer used to be the voice of the folks, either as a performer and as a political activist who refused to be silenced. Having gained popularity with hits equivalent to “Ol’ guy River” and exciting London and big apple theatregoers together with his mythical functionality in Othello, Robeson tested himself as a vocal supporter of Civil Rights and an opponent of oppression in all its types. He traveled the area, appearing in entrance of millions to bring a message of peace, equality and justice that used to be as easily understood at the streets of Manchester, Moscow, Johannesburg and Bombay because it used to be in Harlem and Washington, DC. the 1st new paintings at the best African-American singer for over a decade, Paul Robeson: A Watched Manis a narrative of passionate political fight and conviction. utilizing archival fabric from the FBI, the country division, MI5 and different mystery businesses, Jordan Goodman unearths the genuine quantity of the USA government’s worry of this heroic person. Robeson ultimately seemed prior to the home Un-American actions Committee, the place he spiritedly defended his long-held convictions and refused to apologise, regardless of the aptitude harm to his career.
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Paul Robeson: A Watched Man by Jordan Goodman