The House I live In: Paul Robeson

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  1. flyboybob Says:

    Besides having a fabulous voice, he was persecuted by our own government because of his civil rights activities. A great song sung by a great man.

    • katry Says:

      I think it was his Communist and Soviet Union leanings which caused even more trouble for him than his civil rights work.

      I so love this song. It is purely and simply America.

      The town I live in
      The street, the house, the room
      The pavement of the city
      Or the garden all in bloom

      The church the school the clubhouse
      The million lights I see
      But especially the people
      That’s America to me

      • Bob Says:

        Many African Americans had communist or socialist leanings for obvious reasons. The WASP establishment feared that anyone who was different had to be a communist. 🙁

      • katry Says:

        It was easier to condemn his Soviet leanings than to face the prejudice he rallied against.

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