American athlete, singer, actor, and political activist. Performed and spoke out against racism and in support of labor and peace. Fought for an anti-lynching law. The US revoked his passport. To circumvent this travel restriction he performed two concerts on the US-Canadian border. Forty thousand people came.
“The artist must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I made my choice. I had no alternative.”
Printed at C&D Printshop, Chicago.
This is #9 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.