My history hero: Paul Robeson (1898–1976)

Trades Union Congress General Secretary Frances O’Grady chooses Paul Robeson as his history hero

Singer Paul Robeson rehearses at a piano in 1958. He had a unifying outlook, observing that "neither suffering nor compassion is confined to one face." (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the November 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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