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Paul Robeson

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This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the right of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America

— Paul Robeson

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This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen.

— Paul Robeson

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In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.

— Paul Robeson

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Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace.

— Paul Robeson

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You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.

— Paul Robeson

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And at home in the United States we found continued and increased persecution, first of leaders of the Communist Party, and then of all honest anti-fascists.

— Paul Robeson

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And, gentlemen, they have not yet done so, and it is quite clear that no Americans, no people in the world probably, are going to war with the Soviet Union.

— Paul Robeson

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At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war.

— Paul Robeson

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But the deep desire for peace remained with the American people.

— Paul Robeson

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As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

— Paul Robeson

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He tried out for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team and his resolve to make the squad was tested as his teammates engaged in unwarranted and excessive play arguably precipitated by racism. [citation needed] During the height of the Cold War it became increasingly difficult in the US to hear Robeson sing on commercial radio buy his music or see his films. the people of the lands of Socialism want peace dearly".

During World War II he supported America's war efforts and won accolades for his portrayal of Othello on Broadway. His right to travel was eventually restored by Kent v. Robeson initiated his international artistic résumé with a theatrical role in Great Britain before settling in London for the next several years with his wife Essie.

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