“Fight for Freedom”: Paul Robeson’s Life and Legacy

Monday | 09:00 AM
Alexander Library, Gallery '50 (169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)

Explore the life of Paul Robeson, one of Rutgers's most distinguished alumni and a true renaissance man, through a unique collection of archival records, documents, photographs, and memorabilia supported by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Trace the contours of Paul Robeson's remarkable life growing up in New Jersey through the lens of his illustrious careers as actor and singer as well as his outspoken global activism as a champion of equality and humanity throughout the world. While the exhibition will cover his entire life and career, it places particular emphasis on Robeson's early years within the context of the black experience in New Jersey, his time "on the banks," and his early career in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. It will be exhibited through October 21, 2019, and is open to all.