Documents Tagged ‘Paul Robeson’

Peoria Legion Post Charter Revoked

Archive Entry Date: 08/14/1947

After the Robeson incident, the hammer came down on Peoria's black American Legion post

Crucifixion of Paul Robeson Blasted by Press in India

Archive Entry Date: 05/24/1947

A newspaper in New Delhi expressed outrage over Paul Robeson's ban in Peoria

From Fred Douglass to Robeson, Peoria Hasn’t Improved

Archive Entry Date: 05/03/1947

Peoria's ban of Paul Robeson echoed its chilly reception of Frederick Douglass 65 years before

Strange Case of Paul Robeson

Archive Entry Date: 05/03/1947

A condemnation of Paul Robeson's behavior in Peoria from The Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper.

Story Behind the Barring of Robeson

Archive Entry Date: 05/03/1947

A detailed autopsy of the banning of Paul Robeson in Peoria, from the Baltimore Afro-American

Paul Robeson Defies Peoria Ban

Archive Entry Date: 04/26/1947

The Chicago Defender sympathetically reported on Robeson's defiance of Peoria's conservatives

Edward Robb Ellis Interview with Paul Robeson

Archive Entry Date: 04/19/1947

An in-depth interview of Paul Robeson, freshly banned from Peoria

Peoria Bans Robeson; He Vows to Sing

Archive Entry Date: 04/18/1947

The Cold War heated up in Peoria when radical singer Paul Robeson came to town