Breaking Chains Making Links. Responses to the Life of Paul Robeson

By: Dobbs Darren; Phil Cope (editors / Designers) The Paul Robeson Wales Trust

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Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Apart from some tiny rubs to the very tips of the bottom corners this is an 'As New' copy. Looks Unread. No Inscriptions or Marks. 160 pp. Illustrated throughout in colour. "In 1949 Paul Robeson’s passport was illegally cancelled and he was barred from travelling in the Americas on the basis that he was considered a threat to United States security by means of supporting African anti-colonial movements. Outrage ensued… somewhat within the far left of the US, but mostly from overseas. Entire governments threw their weight into the building pressure which was the 'Let Paul Robeson Sing! ' Campaign. In 2001 the National Museum and Gallery Cardiff held a 'Let Paul Robeson Sing! Exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition were encouraged to write comments on the walls, engage with the exhibition’s large pyramid, broken chains, life-size image of Paul Robeson, and a shrine to other individuals who have also had their voices suppressed. The sponsoring organizers would then also collaborate with educational and community organizations to respond to the life of Paul Robeson through art, a tradition which continues today. These unique interactions had two results. First, various murals, exhibition extensions, and musical works were created, some of which are still accessible and or used today. Second, documentation of each exhibition has been entirely unique and thus THIS BOOK "Breaking Chains Making Links. Responses to the Life of Paul Robeson" was published to accompany these major exhibitions and to contribute to both the telling and the making of this history. Quite scarce. See Images ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall

Title: Breaking Chains Making Links. Responses to the Life of Paul Robeson

Author Name: Dobbs Darren; Phil Cope (editors / Designers) The Paul Robeson Wales Trust

Illustrator: Illustrated by Phil Cope, Darren Dobbs, Philip Childs (Photographs)

Categories: Wales/Welsh, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Theatre. Film. Plays. Performing Arts, Architecture. Art. Crafts, N & S. America/ USA,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cardiff, Wales, UK, The Paul Robeson Wales Trust: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114077

Keywords: Breaking Chains Making Links. Responses To The Life Of Paul Robeson. The Paul Robeson Wales Trust; Let Paul Robeson Sing Exhibition THIS BOOK " Breaking Chains Making Links. Responses To The Life Of Paul Robeson" Was Published To Accompany These Major Exhibitions And To Contribute To Both The Telling And The Making Of This History. In 2001 The National Museum And Gallery Cardiff Held A ' Let Paul Robeson Sing! Exhibition. Visitors To The Exhibition Were Encouraged To Write Comments On The Walls And Generally Interact