Discussing Two Books About Paul Robeson

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the legendary artist and activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976).

On Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, Chris Rogers and myself hosted a discussion of two books about Paul Robeson at the Paul Robeson House.  I discussed Gerald Horne’s book Paul Robeson: The Artist As Revolutionary and Chris discussed Jeff Sparrow’s book No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.  This was hosted by the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and recorded by Sankofa Archives.  -RF.

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Author: Dr. Rhone Fraser

Dr. Rhone Fraser is an independent writer and journalist born of Jamaican immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, on October 12, 1979. He moved to Florida in 1989 and graduated from Zephyrhills (FL) High School in 1997. He graduated from Yale University in 2001, after which time he taught in the public school systems in New Haven (CT) and the Bronx for three years. He then began writing independently and finished a documentary play on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer entitled, "Living Sacrifice," for which he still seeks publication. He earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple as of August 31, 2012. His dissertation was a literary and historical analysis of Pauline Hopkins, A. Philip Randolph and Paul Robeson. He also is a freelance editor and radio producer, and is currently producer of WPEB's Freedom Readers on 88.1 FM in Philadelphia.