Fresh from being denied a performance venue by the Peoria City Council, Paul Robeson granted an interview with United Press journalist Edward Robb Ellis in his hotel room at the Sherman Hotel in Chicago.

In this detailed interview, Robeson delves into his political views, his recent clash with Peoria city officials, his self-definition as an “anti-fascist,” and what he thinks of the nation’s “Red Hysteria.” According to Robeson, he was in danger of being lynched in Peoria.