Paul Robeson: Words Like Freedom Launch Project

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Paul Robeson felt it was his responsibility to speak the truth about conditions both domestic and abroad knowing that his fame would allow these messages to be more widely heard. He was also deeply aware of the consequences and faced the official repression against him with dignity and courage.

At its core, Robeson’s message is one of uncompromising resistance to racism, oppression, and tyranny—a “must keep fighting” spirit, even in the face of repression and the threat of death.

“The artist must elect to fight for Freedom or for Slavery.
I have made my choice. I had no alternative.”


The art on the CD cover and throughout the booklet is from a painting by
Miranda Bergman, entitled Keeps On Rollin’

CD available from Freedom Archives