Music Video Wednesday: Paul Robeson, The Soviet National Anthem (in English)

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May 6, 2015

Music Video Wednesday: Paul Robeson, The Soviet National Anthem (in English)

By J.Hawk

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Paul Robeson is one of the great Americans of the 20th century who has been consigned to obscurity due to his political beliefs–that is to say, he was a Communist, because he saw Communism as the surest way of achieving racial equality in America. Considering the state of relations in the US right now, I dare say that maybe he had a better idea than Martin Luther King Jr.

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