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Paul Robeson, 1925From Wikipedia: Paul Leroy Robeson was an…

Paul Robeson, 1925

From Wikipedia: Paul Leroy Robeson was an American bass singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers College, he was an American football player, and then had an international career in singing, as well as acting in theater and movies. He became politically involved in response to the Spanish Civil War, fascism, and social injustices. His advocacy of anti-imperialism, affiliation with communism, and criticism of the United States government caused him to be blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

Singers of the Istanbul State Opera take a break during…

Singers of the Istanbul State Opera take a break during rehearsals, Turkey, 1973

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Tommy Edwards poses with fans after a radio performance, Hull,…

Tommy Edwards poses with fans after a radio performance, Hull, Quebec, ca. 1951