[Marxism] Paul Robeson: `The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery' | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Mon Sep 7 20:52:39 MDT 2009


By *Harry Targ*

On September 4, 1949, an angry crowd surrounded the 20,000 friends of 
Paul Robeson who had come to hear him in an open-air concert at 
Peekskill, New York. After the event right-wing, anti-communist inspired 
mobs attacked supporters who were leaving the event. These attacks 
included smashing the windows of Pete Seeger’s automobile with several 
family members inside. Sixty years later we remember the great 
progressive Paul Robeson, his struggles for justice, and his refusal to 
bow to the politics of reaction.

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