Paul Robeson was a man without peers. This nation should have revered and placed Paul Robeson on a pedestal of legendary status. Yet, Paul Robeson made one mistake that this nation couldn't ignore. Paul Robeson was born to be a proud and defiant black man. For that reason Paul Robeson’s legendary feats and human rights victories we're erased from America’s history books. Black communities across this nation should celebrate Paul Robeson but today on his 122nd birthday, Paul Robeson is virtually ignored. Today let me read words from a speech Paul Robeson gave in 1949 a time when Paul Robeson could’ve been living comfortably. Paul Robeson was challenging America's systems of inequality and human injustice.