Documents Tagged ‘The American Legion’

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

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

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