Earlier this month marked Paul Robeson's 125th birthday. Robeson was a fierce civil rights and antifascist activist, musician and a supporter of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg (he even participated in a rally to save the Rosenbergs in 1953).
According to The Progressive, even the words inscribed on his tombstone encapsulate his passion and resistance. They read, "The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative."
Happy birthday to a human rights legend.