• Paul Robeson was one of many artists to have recorded “John Brown’s Body.” The song influenced many to convert to the antislavery cause. The Fisk Jubilee Singers helped perpetuate the song’s popularity after the Civil War.

Photo of Paul Robeson

From Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Volume 1: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement by Robert Darden


  • Portrait of Paul Robeson. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Carl Van Vechten Collection. Washington, D.C. 20540. LC-DIG-ppmsca-18633. Digital file from original item.
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