Providing a different black perspective on Paul Robeson’s incident in Peoria, The Pittsburgh Courier slammed Robeson’s outspoken behavior and supported Peoria City Council’s ban on his performance.

“Mr. Robeson virtually asked for just such a reaction by going about the country interrupting his program to lecture on political objects,” stated the paper.

The article continued on to conclude that “negros have enough difficulties to face in America without going around the country creating them.”