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Joe Doyle worked with LaborArts’ Rachel Bernstein, Evelyn Jones Rich and Henry Foner to curate this exhibit.

We are grateful to Paul Yamagata-Madlon and Goss Creative for another outstanding design.

We are grateful to Paul Robeson Jr. and the Robeson Foundation for permission to use the recordings.

Quotations from Robeson’s remarks to NMU conventions are taken from the printed convention proceedings, which can be found at the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.

There is a rich literature about Robeson; here we list but a small selection of books which touch on his labor activism and on these songs:

  • Maurice Berger, It Keeps on Rollin’ Along: The Status Quo, in Berger, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Yale University Press, 2010.
  • Philip S. Foner, editor. Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, Interviews, 1918–1974. Citadel Press, 1978.
  • Mark Naison, Paul Robeson and the American Labor Movement, in Jeffrey Steward, editor, Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen. Rutgers University Press, 1998.
  • Paul Robeson. Here I Stand. Preface by Lloyd L. Brown, introduction by Professor Sterling Stuckey. Beacon Press, 1998.

August, 2011

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