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“Paul Robeson & Black History Month” Poetry, Songs & Discussions | SF

Join the San Francisco Gray Panthers for a special Black History Month Program: music of the great 1930s-1960s anti-racist singer and activist Paul Robeson; descriptions of life on the San Francisco waterfront in that period; poetry; and deeper discussions of labor, race, and class.• Alex and Harriet Bagwell, who sang with Robeson and studied his life, will perform songs from his repertoire and will discuss labor, race, and class, based on their years of experience in the ILWU Longshore Union and anti-racist labor organizing.• Alex will also read from his interview with Lloyd Brown, Robeson’s best friend and author of “The Young Paul Robeson; On My Journey Now.” Brown also helped Robeson write his autobiography “Here I Stand.”