Actor, singer and political activist Paul Robeson’s career spanned over 40 years, in theatre and film. On 12 October 1958, he sang and read the Lesson at St Paul’s Cathedral to huge crowds – the first Black person to do so – to raise funds for the defence in the South Africa Treason Trials, which included Nelson Mandela among the wrongfully accused. Find out more about Robeson’s activism and artistry in our latest Stories from St Paul’s podcast episode.

Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

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