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.
Come celebrate Paul Robeson as an activist and a musician!
Embrace the life, influence, and impact of Paul Robeson during the Harlem Renaissance period!
Explore the lives of the individuals central to Paul Robeson's "Negro-Jewish" activism.
Join an interactive workshop encouraging problem-solving and self-advocacy for women of color in STEM!
When Paul Robeson graduated from Rutgers in 1919, he thought he’d become a lawyer.Read the Rutgers Today article.
Creative Director Marshall Jones discusses Rutgers’ connections throughout theatre company’s historyRead the Rutgers Today article.
One hundred years ago, when he graduated from Rutgers, the multitalented Paul Robeson seemed capable of anything. Over the next few decades, he proved as much, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy in athletics, the arts, and—not without controversy—the fight for human rights.Read the Rutgers Magazine article.
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.