Paul Robeson: The First to Die in the Fight Against Fascism Have Been the Communists

Testimony of Paul Robeson before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, June 12, 1956

‘Mr. ROBESON: In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being. Where I did not feel the pressure of color as I feel [it] in this Committee today.’

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