Black Americans and the Soviet Union

How black Americans saw the USSR as a beacon of hope for all oppressed peoples.

Paul Robenson in the USSR. Credits: https://blogs.shu.edu/history/2015/11/08/maxim-matusevich-on-paul-robesons-tragic-love-of-russia/

When we think of the Soviet Union (USSR) we often think of Stalin’s purges, gulags, and big bad communists. However, when people think of the United States ideas of “the American Dream” and the “defenders of freedom” arise. We rarely ever think of the USSR as something…

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Tarik Ata

Tarik Ata

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History with Politics graduate, currently doing an MA in Global History. Freelance Writer. I have a wide array of interests far too many for this bio.