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Paul Robeson
(1898-1976) born on
Apr 09
US athlete, scholar, actor, singer. His theater career included starring roles in "Othello," and "The Emperor Jones;" spoke out on labor issues, lynching, and African independence.
         
   
F
The patter of their feet as they walk through Jim Crow barriers to attend school is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua, and the world rocks beneath their tread.

R
Through my singing and acting and speaking, I want to make freedom ring. Maybe I can touch people's hearts better than I can their minds, with the common struggle of the common man.
A
In my music, my plays, my films, I want to carry always this central idea: to be African.
N
Freedom is a hard-bought thing and millions are in chains, but they strain toward the new day drawing near.
K
We ask for nothing that is not right, and herein lies the great power of our demand.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On the children of Little Rock.
R: In "13 Against the Odds," 1976.
A: In "What I Want From Life," by E. G. Cousins, 1934.
N: "Here I Stand," 1958.
K: "Here I Stand," 1958.
   


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