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Riot at Paul Robeson Concert

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Riot at Paul Robeson Concert

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On August 27, 1949, a concert by Paul Robeson and other left-wing singers in Peekskill, New York, was called off after an outbreak of violence in protest of Robeson's communist leanings. When the concert was rescheduled for September 4, CBS News was on hand to record another eruption of violence at the concert grounds.

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