A map of the proposed historic Witherspoon Jackson neighbourhood,
brought forth at a special council meeting in March, 2016
‘Call Mr Robeson’ at Edinburgh
Tayo Aluko will be at the Edinburgh Festival from 4 to 28 August with his Call Mr Robeson one man show, and his new play with songs Just an Ordinary Lawyer about Tunji Sowande, the Nigerian barrister and judge (from 1978), singer and cricket fan in Britain.
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Paul Robeson and Black Lives Matters
An American reflects on a 1944 Robeson concert and the Black Lives Matters Campaign
Lena Horne reflects on the current situation and what Robeson advised her that things would get better in the future.
Paul Robeson Honoured by Princeton Council
Paul Robeson’s childhood neighbourhood is recognised as historic by Princeton Council in the USA. The Witherspoon Jackson neighbourhood of Princeton where Robeson grew up has been declared a historic area by the local Council. It is now organising ‘A Witherspoon-Jackson Community Celebration of Paul Robeson, Black History and Black Families of Princeton’ from 6-14 August.
A map of the proposed historic Witherspoon Jackson neighbourhood, brought forth at a special council meeting in March, 2016
Paul Robeson sings ‘Glory Day’
Paul Robeson sings “Glory Day”, music by Ralph Rainger, lyrics by Leo Robin, in the end scene of the movie “Tales of Manhattan”, directed by Julien Duvivier.
Trenton Commemorates Robeson
The Trenton Museum Society in an historic collaboration with the Paul Robeson House of Princeton and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County is hosting Against All Odds: Inspired by the Life of Paul Robeson, an art and history exhibit spotlighting Robeson’s legacy and achievements, on display during the summer of 2016 at the Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park, Trenton.