June 15, Period 2, Summer 2023

Paul Robeson vs. the House Un-American Activities Committee

In 1956, the distinguished bass-baritone, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson was summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). In spite of declining health and emotional vulnerability, he defended himself with eloquence and forthrightness. We will hear interviews and speeches in which Robeson expressed his political and ideological beliefs, as well as his appearance before HUAC. To follow along (highly recommended), you may request texts in advance. Forward your email address to Richard at thinkers.liu@gmail.com and he will email the texts to you before the class

Course Dates:

Course time:
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Instructor: Richard Markowitz

Course Type: Zoom