Paul Robeson Sings for I.W.O. Day at the Civilian and National Defense Exposition
- Title (English):
- Paul Robeson Sings for I.W.O. Day at the Civilian and National Defense Exposition
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Black Jewish Relations
Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
- International Workers Order (IWO)
- International Workers Order
- New York, New York, United States
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (creator):
- Grand Central Palace, 125 East 46th Street, New York, New York
- Work Type:
- fliers (printed matter)
songs (oral or performed works)
people by ideology, philosophy, or political activity
- World War II- War Effort
Black Jewish Relations- Civil Rights
Culture Front- Music, Dance, Performances
World War II Homefront
- Synopis: Flier of "Paul Robeson Sings for I.W.O. Day" from Sunday, October 12, 1941. The I.W.O. sponsored concert took place at the Civilian and National Defense Exposition at Grand Central Palace. The program which was broadcast by radio was clearly sympathetic to the Soviet war effort and featured the American People's Chorus, the Radischev Russian Folk Dances and the Al Moss Singers in addition to Paul Robeson.
- Russia was attacked by Hitler on June 22, 1941 but the U.S. was not yet fighting in World War II.
The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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