Submitted by sam on Thu, 06/26/2008 – 13:11.
Robeson, perhaps the greatest renaissance man the U.S. bore in the twentieth century, used his platform as a performer to speak out against fascism, racism, colonialism, and the oppression of workers. Lloyd Brown, a writer and long-time colleague of Robeson, called him “the most persecuted, the most ostracized, the most condemned black man in America, then or ever.”