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And at home in the United States we found continued and increased persecution, first of leaders of the Communist Party, and then of all honest anti-fascists.
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And today the Negro people watch Africa and Asia and closely follow the liberation struggles of the rising peoples in these lands.
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And, gentlemen, they have not yet done so, and it is quite clear that no Americans, no people in the world probably, are going to war with the Soviet Union.
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As Americans, preserving the best of our traditions, we have the right- nay the duty-to fight for participation in the forward march of humanity.
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As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
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At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war.
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At one point American peace sentiment helped to stop Truman from pursuing use of the atom bomb in Korea and helped force the recall of MacArthur.
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But the deep desire for peace remained with the American people.
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Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.
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For many years I have so labored and I can say modestly that my name is very much honored all over Africa, in my struggles for their independence.
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Four hundred million in India, and millions everywhere, have told you, precisely, that the colored people are not going to die for anybody: they are going to die for their independence.
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I am especially confident that the Negro people can be won for the fight for peace.
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I did a long concert tour in England and Denmark and Sweden, and I also sang for the Soviet people, one of the finest musical audiences in the world.
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I do not hesitate one second to state clearly and unmistakably: I belong to the American resistance movement which fights against American imperialism, just as the resistance movement fought against Hitler.
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I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population.
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I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.
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I went first to England, where I was with the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two American groups which was invited to England.
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If the United States and the United Nations truly want peace and security let them fulfill the hopes of the common people everywhere - let them work together to accomplish on a worldwide scale, precisely the kind of democratic association of free people which characterizes the Soviet Union today.
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In fact, because of this deep desire for peace, the ruling class leaders of this land, from 1945 on, stepped up the hysteria and propaganda to drive into American minds the false notion that danger threatened them from the East.
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In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.
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Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace.
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My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave.
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My name is Paul Robeson, and anything I have to say, or stand for, I have said in public all over the world, and that is why I am here today.
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Once we are joined together in the fight for peace we will have to talk to each other and tell the truth about each other. How else can peace be won?
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The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
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The other reason that I am here today, again from the State Department and from the court record of the court of appeals, is that when I am abroad I speak out against the injustices against the Negro people of this land.
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The telling of these truths is an important part of our work in building a strong and broad peace movement in the United States.
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This is the basis, and I am not being tried for whether I am a Communist, I am being tried for fighting for the rights of my people, who are still second-class citizens in this United States of America.
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This United States Government should go down to Mississippi and protect my people. That is what should happen.
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Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.
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We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.
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What do you mean by the Communist Party? As far as I know it is a legal party like the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
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Whatever the confusions, however great the hysteria, millions voted for the Stockholm petition, millions more wanted to.
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Why should the Negroes ever fight against the only nations of the world where racial discrimination is prohibited, and where the people can live freely? Never! I can assure you, they will never fight against either the Soviet Union or the peoples' democracies.
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Yes, peace can and must be won, to save the world from the terrible destruction of World War III.
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You know I am an actor, and I have medals for diction.
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You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.
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