Paul Robeson continues to be honoured


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.

For further details and to book see:

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.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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