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peekskill @ 65 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Aug 21)

peekskill @ 65 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Aug 21)

peekskill @ 65 Paul Robeson in 1938. Public domain. Paul Robeson was, in the 1930s and 40s, was one of the best known Americans on the planet. His magnificent voice channeled the songs of the slaves; he performed to much applause, Othello and the Emperor Jones; he was able to defy Hollywood stereotyping in several starring roles in [...]

Remembering Paul Robeson on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, January 24)

Remembering Paul Robeson on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, January 24)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks of "Culture of Protest" writes, "January 23 marks the 37th anniversary of Paul Robeson's death. He was, in his time, one of the most famous Americans, whose voice and presence as a singer, actor and activist was globally celebrated--and, during the McCarthy days, widely reviled in the US. In the fifties, [...]