History

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Birmingham Clarion Singers has had a long and illustrious history. From it’s beginnings as a small group of in the fight against fascism, it has seen Hitler’s rise and defeat, the revolution and trade blockade of Cuba, the historic impact of various world leaders: Franco, Churchill, Mandela, Castro, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Martin Luther King, Pinochet, Chávez, Thatcher, et al, and many influential individuals who shaped our ideas, and the freedoms we now enjoy; Rosa Parks, Joe Hill, Emily Davison, Angela Davies, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Chelsea Manning…

and of course, Paul Robeson, who graciously accepted the role of president for Birmingham Clarion Singers, until his death in 1976.

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