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Robeson's international achievements as a singer and actor in starring roles on stage and screen made him the most celebrated black American of his day, but his outspoken criticism of racism in the United States, his strong support of African independence, and his fascination with the Soviet Union placed him under the debilitating scrutiny of McCarthyism. Blacklisted, his famed voice silenced, Here I Stand offered a bold answer to his accusers. It remains today a defiant challenge to the prevailing fear and racism that continues to characterize American society.

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Introduction by Sterling Stuckey

Renowned actor and singer Paul Robeson spent his life battling for the civil rights of all Americans. Robeson was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and wrote his famous memoir, Here I Stand, as a bold answer to his accusers. "This amazing man, this great intellect, this magnificent genius with his overwhelming love of humanity is a devastating challenge to a society built on hypocrisy, greed and profit-seeking at the expense of common humanity." — The New York Times

About the Author

Paul Leroy Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American concert singer (bass), recording artist, actor, athlete, scholar who was an advocate for the Civil Rights Movement in the first half of the 20th century. He gained international attention for his work in the arts and he merged his artistic career with political activism to speak out for the equality of minorities and the rights of workers throughout the world. His friendship with the Soviet Union and the Soviet peoples plus criticism of the lack of progress in civil rights in the United States at the outset of the Cold War and during the age of McCarthyism brought scrutiny, conflict and retribution from the American government. His public persona became diminished, his income plummeted and he faced isolation from the Civil Rights Movement in the second half of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807064450
Introduction:
Stuckey, Sterling
Introduction:
Stuckey, Sterling
Introduction by:
Stuckey, Sterling
Introduction:
Stuckey, Sterling
Author:
Robeson, Paul
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Robeson, paul, 1898-1976
Subject:
Robeson, Paul
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
biography;non-fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1963
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.37 x .41 in .375 lb

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Introduction by Sterling Stuckey

Renowned actor and singer Paul Robeson spent his life battling for the civil rights of all Americans. Robeson was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and wrote his famous memoir, Here I Stand, as a bold answer to his accusers. "This amazing man, this great intellect, this magnificent genius with his overwhelming love of humanity is a devastating challenge to a society built on hypocrisy, greed and profit-seeking at the expense of common humanity." — The New York Times

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