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Sing and shout, the mighty voice of Paul Robeson, Susan Goldman Rubin

Sing and shout, the mighty voice of Paul Robeson, Susan Goldman Rubin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography and indexes
individual biography
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Sing and shout
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Responsibility statement
Susan Goldman Rubin
Sub title
the mighty voice of Paul Robeson
"This comprehensive biography, written by celebrated nonfiction author Susan Goldman Rubin, explores the tumultuous and passionate life of activist, singer, and actor Paul Robeson. When faced with the decision to remain silent or be ostracized, Paul Robeson chose to sing, shout, and speak out. Sing and Shout: The Mighty Voice of Paul Robeson explores how Robeson's love of African American spirituals and deep empathy towards the suffering of others drove his long, fervent mission as a civil rights activist and his career as an artist. Although he was also an actor, singing was Robeson's defining talent and where he could best express himself. After exploring socialism, Robeson was targeted by the U.S. government for speaking out about discrimination against African Americans and for his political views. He was labeled a communist during the height of the Cold War and found himself stripped of his U.S. passport. But Robeson never gave in and continued to perform and speak out. The book is based on Rubin's extensive research, including fieldwork in Harlem, NY, in Princeton and Somerville, NJ, and at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
I'm gonna sing and shout -- A motherless child -- A home in that rock -- On my journey now -- My heart in pain -- We are climbing higher and higher -- England's green and pleasant land -- Get on board -- The walls came a tumblin' down -- Ol' man river -- The little wheel runs by faith -- One that loved not wisely -- Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down -- Feel the spirit -- No second class aboard this train -- The fate is cheap and all can go -- Let my people go -- I must keep fighting until I'm dying -- Arise, triumphant, the laboring folk -- Who are you? America! -- The right to speak my mind -- Scandalize my name -- As soon as ever my back was turned -- Oppressed so hard -- Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my work's in vain -- Nobody knows my sorrow -- We're soldiers in this fight
Target audience
Mighty voice of Paul Robeson
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