Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Paul Robeson sings to Scottish miners

American actor, singer and social activist Paul Robeson died in this day in 1976. In 1949 Robeson visited Woolmet Colliery near Edinburgh. He sang "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" for miners in the canteen, a song about an American trade unionist who was allegedly framed on a murder charge and executed in 1915.

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