Paul Robeson
Renowned singer, actor, athlete and activist Paul Robeson sang during a rally against lynching at the Lincoln Memorial on September 30, 1946. The event was part of an effort to enact federal anti-lynching legislation. Listen to rare interview with Robeson recorded at KPFA radio in 1958. About these photos: PAUL ROBESON - ACTOR, ARTIST, ATHLETE (1943), Paul Robeson sings out against lynching (1946) and Paul Robeson portrait (circa 1930). Photo credit: US National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia, Washington Area Spark / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) and Unknown / Wikimedia

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