Paul Robeson: The Artist As Revolutionary
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FEATURING GERALD HORNE – If ever there was a single person who exemplified the term “renaissance man” like no other, it was the famous American athlete, singer, actor, lawyer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson.
Even better known outside the US than inside, Robeson’s lent his signature baritone voice to myriad struggles abroad. And at home, he was a leader in the civil rights movement against Jim Crow racism.
In a new book about Robeson historian Gerald Horne examines the legacy of the multi-talented American within global and domestic struggles against racism, fascism, colonialism, and poverty and for an internationalist approach to socialism.
Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, a prolific writer, he has authored more than 30 books and hundreds of papers and articles. His books include Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow; The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America; Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African-American Freedom Struggle. His latest book is Paul Robeson: The Artist As Revolutionary.