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18 19 Jonathan Karp, “Performing Black-Jewish Symbiosis: the Hassidic Chant of Paul Robeson”, American Jewish History, vol. 91, 2003, p. 67. Quoted by Hasia Diner, In the Almost Promised Land. American Jews and Blacks, 1915-1935, Baltimore and London, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995, p. 68. 20 Quoted by Hasia Diner, In the Almost Promised Land, p. 59. 21 See Paul Robeson, “Primitives”, The New Statesman and Nation, August 8 1936, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed.) Paul Robeson Speaks. Writing, Speeches, Interviews 1918-1974, New York, Brunner/Mazel Publishers, 1978, p. 110. 22 Speech by Paul Robeson, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, November 25, 1945, quoted by Jonathan, Karp, Performing Black-Jewish Symbiosis”, p. 63. 31 In November 1951 in Groveland a sheriff driving two black men accused of raping a white woman to court, shot the two men wounding one and killing the other. 32 In Martinsville, seven black men accused of raping a white women were sentenced to death by a summary jury and executed in February 1951. 33 Daniel Malan, leader of the South African National Party and Prime Minister from 1949 to 1954, was the instigator of apartheid. 34 Paul Robeson, “Racialism in South Africa”, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 195. 35 Philip S. Foner, “Paul Robeson, Great Artist, Great American”, in Philip S. Foner (ed.), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 4. 49 Lily Golden, My Long Journey Home, Chicago, Third World Press, p. 77. 50 Ibid., p. 85. 51 Ibid., p. 79. 52 Lily Golden was the daughter of two of Robeson’s friends, the African American Oliver Golden and his Jewish wife Bertha Bialek who had left the United States to develop cotton cultivation in Uzbekistan with a group of black agricultural engineers. 53 Lily Golden, My Long Journey Home, p. 89. 54 Martin B. Duberman, Paul Robeson, p. 498. 55 Ibid., p. 499. 36 Murali Balaji, Professor and the Pupil, p. 319. 56 Quoted by Martin B. Duberman, Paul Robeson., p. 499. 23 Speech by Paul Robeson, Congress of the World Partisans of Peace, April 20, 1949, quoted by Murali Balaji, Professor and the Pupil. The Politics and Friendship of W. E. B. Du Bois and Paul Robeson, New York, Nation Books, 2007, p. 258. 37 57 24 Howard Fast, Being Red. See also Howard Fast, Peekskill USA: Inside the Infamous 1949 Riots? New York, Open Road Integrated Media, 2011 (unabridged republication of the work originally published as Peekskill: USA by the Civil Rights Congress in 1951). 39 Paul Robeson, “To You Beloved Comrade”, New World Review, April 1953, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed.), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 347-349. 25 Martin B. Duberman, Paul Robeson, p. 382. 26 Along with Paul Robeson and W. E. B. Du Bois, Benjamin Davis, Jr, Angie Dickerson, Howard Fast, William R. Hood, Alphaeus Hunton, Rosalee McGee, George Murphy, Jr, Ferdinand Smith and Mary Church Terrel were among the Petitioners. Paul Robeson, “The Related Sounds of Music”, New York, September 1957, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 443-448. Ibid., p. 534. 58 Ibid., p. 529-530. 38 Murali Balaji, Professor and the Pupil, p. 231. 40 S. Frederick Starr, Red and Hot: The Fate of Jazz in the Soviet Union. 1917-1991, New York, Limelight, 2004. 41 Natalie Sazonova, Red Jazz ou la vie extraordinaire du camarade Rosner, Paris, Parangon, 2004. Cf. also the ?lm by Pierre-Henry Salfati, Le Jazzman du Goulag, 2000. 42 Martin B. Duberman, Paul Robeson, p. 423. 43 Jonahan Karp, “Performing Black-Jewish Symbiosis”. My analysis here owes to Karp’s observations. 28 In 1947, W. E. B. Du Bois and the members of the NAACP had sent a “Call to the world” to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, condemning lack of rights for African Americans. 44 Dan Ben-Amos (ed.), Folktales of the Jews, Vol. 2, Tales from Eastern Europe, Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society, 2007, p. 92-101. 29 Eric J. Sundquist, Strangers in the Land. Blacks, Jews, Post-Holocaust America, Cambridge (Mas.), London, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009, p. 216-217. 30 Paul Robeson, “Genocide Stalks the USA”, New World Review, February 1952, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed.), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 309. 45 Paul Robeson, “An Evening in Brownsville”, “Here is My Story”, Freedom, May 1952, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed.), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 316. 46 Paul Robeson, “Bonds of Brotherhood”, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed.), Paul Robeson Speaks, p. 393. 47 Jonathan Karp, “Performing Black-Jewish Symbiosis”, p. 74. 181 48 Paul Robeson, “Primitives”, reprint in Philip S. Foner (ed.) Paul Robeson Speaks. BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE 27 Reprinted in 1970 by International Publishers with an introduction by Ossie Davis. BRN-FALL-2013.indb 181 9/13/13 12:48 AM