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Paul Robeson in the 1930s

Activist Paul Robeson was known all over the world for his amazing singing voice, acting ability and passion for human rights.

Author Jeff Sparrow followed Robeson’s footsteps to understand better his upbringing as the son of a former slave, his support of downtrodden workers around the world, and the political beliefs that eventually made him a prisoner of his own country.

When Robeson visited Australia in the 60s, he sang with Opera House workers and expressed solidarity with Aboriginal people.

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