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"America's Sung Hero" Paul Robeson Special
By Mark Lavonier
Bath, NY – Until only recently, athlete, actor, singer and political activist Paul Robeson was one of the most under-appreciated human figures of the twentieth century. He helped break down racial barriers and ignorance - but accusations of communist affiliations in the 1950's forced him into obscurity for most of his later life until his death from a stroke in 1976. Upstate New York academic and performance artist, Ken Anderson, had developed a living history of Robeson. WRVO's Mark Lavonier caught up with Ken and brings you this half-hour special , featuring actual recordings of the black american whose activities inpart led to the civil rights movement of the 1960's in, "America's Sung Hero"