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
Paul Robeson was the first African-American football player at Rutgers University, and in celebration of Robeson's centennial graduation and the 150th anniversary of college football, the Scarlet Knights honored his legacy on—and off—the field. Robeson’s granddaughter and executive director of the Paul Robeson Foundation, Inc., Susan Robeson, served as an honorary football coach for the day.
Watch as Susan Robeson motivates her team with a moving speech about her grandfather's perseverance.
Join the Mothers of the Movement as they lead a social justice teach-in designed to encourage critical dialogue and audience engagement as they honor and immortalize the legacy of their children.
Join an interactive workshop encouraging problem-solving and self-advocacy for women of color in STEM!
In late 1946, after launching an antilynching crusade in Washington, D.C., Paul Robeson and a handful of colleagues visited President Harry Truman in the White House.Read the Rutgers Today article.
This project would complement the work done by the Rutgers Robeson Centennial effort of 2019 by providing an audience of public school children and interested alums and adult readers with an accessible biography of one of the university's most accomplished and important alums.Support Now.
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life is bringing together four leading historians to examine Robeson’s relationship with the Jewish community, socialist movements, and the Soviet Union in the 1940s.Read the Rutgers Today article.