Amy Goodman, Video Feature: As Black History Month continues, we look at the lives of two civil rights pioneers, Paul and Eslanda Robeson. Paul Robeson was one of the most celebrated singers, actors of the 20th century. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson was attacked, blacklisted, hounded by the government for his political beliefs. For years, Robeson was tracked by the FBI, as well as the CIA, Department of State and numerous other government agencies. In 1949, he was effectively blacklisted. In 1950, the government revoked Paul and Eslanda’s passports.
- Paul Robeson, the Spanish Civil War, and the Oliver Law Film That Never Was (rigzenchomo.com)
- Paul Robeson ~ Here I Stand (quote) (diaryofamadreader.com)