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Black King of songs

23 mins | Aug 24, 2022
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Why the People’s Republic of China embraced Paul Robeson. He was one of the first black performers to achieve world renown, but his communist ideas brought him trouble in his home country and made him a hero in China. Historian Gao Yunxiang explores how one of the most important figures in an alliance between Maoist China and politically radical African Americans and why he remains a legend in China today.
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