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Paul Robeson : The Artist as Revolutionary by Gerald Horne Film Screening/TalkFilm screening and panel presenting the book now available in French (éditions Otium)
Why publish this book now?
Speakers : Gerald Horne / Raùl Mora
Paul Robeson is a major figure of the anti-segregationist movement in the United States, and in the 1930s and 40s the Jim Crow laws were his nemesis. “One of the turning points leading to his terrible downfall was his private meeting at the White House with the President of the United States Harry S. Truman, whom he blamed for the government's apathetic response, or lack thereof, to the lynchings of African-Americans”. Luther and Malcolm X only had to rekindle his flame after he passed away.
Otium, a publishing house and workers' coop which keeps reinventing its relationship to the publishing world and has taken the bookseller's Envie de Lire project one step further, proudly releases, through the imprint L'Autre Amérique, a monograph written by Gerald Horne, an African-American historian and prominent US Black Culture scholar, on Paul Robeson, an athlete and an icon.
Originally suggested by Raul Mora (éditions Otium) in partnership with Envie de Lire.
Film Screening (extracts) : "Song of Freedom", J.Elder Wills, 1936 / "Tales of Manhattan", Julien Duvivier, 1942