JACKIE ROBINSON - "I Never Had it Made"
Z Magazine (September 2013)
Beyond Chron (November 2013)
Brian Helgeland, the writer and director of 42, the most recent film to tell the story of Jackie Robinson, cuts the movie at the end of Robinson’s first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, in 1947.
But The Jackie Robinson Story, released in 1950, the first feature film about Robinson — and having the advantage of starring Robinson playing himself — ends with Robinson testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in Washington DC.
PAUL ROBESON - Son of a Slave
Columbia Review -- March, 2006
House Un-American Activities Committee:
Why do you not stay in Russia?
Because my father was a slave, and my people died to build this country, and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you. And no Fascist-minded people will drive me from it.
Is that clear?...