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“Deep River”

 
 
"Deep River" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2017
1. "Deep River" Marker
Inscription.
Paul Robeson's passport was restored in 1958. It is fitting that the former Soviet Union named a mountain in honor of this colossus of a man. His birthday has been honored in China and India with national days of celebration.

Workers around the world sing "Joe Hill" while remembering their hero big Paul. Union officials name their sons Paul and his name and accomplishments are being restored to the record books. Paul Robeson's legacy is being reclaimed for this generation, to be passed onto the next generation and generations to follow.

The Great Forerunner, the Tallest Tree in the Forest has gone home yet his spirit resides in all of us who courageously continues the march forward.

"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."

"The artist must take a stand for freedom or slavery. I have made my decision. I had no alternative."
–Paul Robeson

 
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
 
Location. 38° 55.05′ N, 77° 1.864′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from U Street Northwest east of 14th Street NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Scandalize My Name" (here, next to this marker); "All Men Are Brothers" (here, next to this marker); "Othello" (a few steps from this marker); "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (a few steps from this marker); "Stand By Me" (a few steps from this marker); "Wade in the Water" (within shouting distance of this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Man River" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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