Paul Robeson Singing the Soviet National Anthem in English

Robeson brings words for English speakers to the all-familiar tune

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Paul Robeson is one of the great Americans of the 20th century who has been consigned to obscurity due to his political beliefs--that is to say, he was a Communist, because he saw Communism as the surest way of achieving racial equality in America. Considering the state of relations in the US right now, I dare say that maybe he had a better idea than Martin Luther King Jr. 

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