Paul Robeson

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Paul Robeson

You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
But the deep desire for peace remained with the American people.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.More Paul Robeson [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or for Slavery.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Freedom is a hard-bought thing and millions are in chains, but they strain toward the new day drawing near.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be free . . . to walk the good American earth as equal citizens, to live without fear, to enjoy the fruits of our toil, to give our children every opportunity in life--that dream which we have held so long in our hearts is today the destiny that we hold in our hands.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every artist, every scientist, must decide now where he stands. He has no alternative. There is no standing above the conflict on Olympian heights. There are no impartial observers. Through the destruction, in certain countries, of the greatest of man's literary heritage, through the propagation of false ideas of racial and national superiority, the artist, the scientist, the writer is challenged. The struggle invades the formerly cloistered halls of our universities and other seats of learning. The battlefront is everMore Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With Othello, Shakespeare posed this problem of a black man in a white society in the role that he's playing. And Shakespeare gave Othello such dignity - he came not from - as he said - not from hate but from honor, from a sense of his own human dignity. And to me, to my mind, there could be no greater character played.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In my music, my plays, my films, I want to carry always this central idea: to be African.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The intolerance of the few, or the risk of it, carries the day against the wider humanity of the many.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I learned that along with the towering achievements of the cultures of ancient Greece and China there stood the culture of Africa, unseen and denied by the imperialist looters of Africa's material wealth.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is our home and this is our country. Beneath its soil lie bones of our fathers; for it some of them fought, bled, and died. Here we were born and here we will stay.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.More Paul Robeson [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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