Vito Marcantonio Forum to Reprise "Martyrs of McCarthyism" Saturday at Mulberry Street Library

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The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) will reprise its multimedia event "Paul Robeson and Vito Marcantonio: Victims of McCarthyism," Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Mulberry Street Library. The event, which entails a screening of a Dec. 7 symposium convened by the VMF and held at Penn South, will feature a question and answer section afterward. 

The symposium included a lecture, theatrical reenactments, and music. Maria Lisella acted as moderator. Stephen Siciliano gave a talk entitled "Paul Robeson and Vito Marcantonio: Fighters from the Start." Professor Gerald Meyer followed with a discussion and sampling of Paul Robeson's interpretation of Negro spiritual and "sorrow songs." 

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