In 2019, Rutgers marks the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson's graduation from Rutgers College in 1919. In recognition, our community honors his achievements as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer, and global activist in a yearlong celebration featuring lectures, performances, art exhibitions, and more. The dedication of the Paul Robeson Plaza on the College Avenue Campus in spring 2019 will pay tribute to his legacy.Learn More About Robeson
During the 2019 Rutgers University Commencement, President Robert Barchi presented a replica of Paul Robeson’s 1973 honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Robeson’s granddaughter and executive director of the Paul Robeson Foundation, Inc., Susan Robeson, accepted the honor. Watch an introductory video of Robeson’s accomplishments as a scholar, athlete, singer, actor, and global activist.
An excerpt of an upcoming documentary on Paul Robeson, produced by the Documentary Film Lab at Mason Gross School of the Arts, is expected to debut in late 2019.
Explore the life of Paul Robeson, one of Rutgers’s most distinguished alumni and a true renaissance man.
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The Scarlet Knights will honor their past teams, All-Americans and program icons Eric LeGrand and Paul Robeson during their seven games at HighPoint.com Stadium in Piscataway.Read the NJ.com article
The City of New Brunswick dedicated Paul Robeson Boulevard, the busy thoroughfare renamed for the acclaimed scholar, athlete, actor, singer and global activist who graduated from Rutgers 100 years ago.Read the Rutgers Today article
The city is in the process of putting up Paul Robeson Boulevard signs and expects to have the project completed by Saturday. A spokesperson for the mayor's office said the city is putting up 18 signs along the length of the what was formally Commercial Avenue, including the large hanging cross-street signs on Suydam, Sandford, George and Neilson streets.Read the full TapInto article.
More than 120 School of Arts and Sciences seniors in the Class of 2019 were honored Thursday, May 16 as Paul Robeson Scholars, establishing an enduring connection with one of Rutgers University's most distinguished alumni.Read the SAS article