Thursday Aug 14
Los Angeles Times
Kenneth Turan's DVD Pick of the Week: Songs In Their Hearts
Be sure to wake me when its over. http://t.co/WI5Rbec8Hg Most venerable of the lot is 1936's "Show Boat," based on the Jerome Kern - Oscar Hammerstein II show, which features the unforgettable sight and sound of Paul Robeson singing "Old Man River."
Time Goes By
Elder Music: Transforming a Song
This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to take over the column.
Prized African-American treasures on display in Houston: Not about struggle, but achievement
Paul Robeson in the Song of Freedom , 1936, Song of Freedom Inc., offset lithograph, 42 1/2 by 29 inches.
CLR James and Toussaint
When we celebrate Emancipation Day, we need to acknowledge the crucial role played by the Haitian Revolution in helping to achieve the end of enslavement in the British colonies.
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This 1942 film features narration and singing by Paul Robeson, an African-American actor who became controversial at the time for his civil and worker's rights activism.