Paul Robeson, the Artist as Revolutionary
Posted on: Sun 24 Nov 2019
Gerald Horne is chair of History and African Studies at University of Houston. He is one of the most gifted and insightful historians on racial matters of his generation.
He discusses the Paul Robeson we’ve been waiting for: the flesh and blood revolutionary, artistic genius, and fearless opponent of capitalism, racism and colonialism and covers in meticulous detail one of the 20th century’s greatest freedom fighters.
Horne also brings Robeson to life for our own times and returns him to his rightful place in history, squarely at the centre of the Black freedom movement and the global struggle for human rights, demonstrating that Robeson knew no boundaries or borders-either in art, culture, nations, or politics. Struggle was his life; the world his terrain.
Original audio: Building Bridges