Destroying History

May 01, 2019

To the Editor:

I am furious at the vilification of Kate Smith.

She sang a song from a Broadway play that was a parody mocking slavery. Paul Robeson, of “Old Man River” fame, a black singer and civil rights activist, also sang this song. Without checking the facts, they immediately canceled her recorded singing of “God Bless America” at Yankee baseball games. Then the Phillies did the same and also covered her statue.

Enough is enough. We are part of America and her heritage. Stop destroying history.

Geri Gallagher


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