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 September 6, 2019, and is open to all.
Community members across Rutgers and New Brunswick are invited to the play honoring Paul Robeson's tremendous achievements and his often complicated life. Find out more about showtimes, seat availability, and purchasing tickets, by visiting the events calendar of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
Embrace Paul Robeson as an activist and a musician in this celebration sponsored by the Rutgers Departments of English, Women's and Gender Studies, and American Studies. This event will feature a lecture by Shana L. Redmond, the author of the forthcoming book, Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson, as well as a musical performance of some of Robeson's best known compositions. All are welcome and there will be a reception to follow.
Click here to learn more about the upcoming publication, Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson.
This celebration of Paul Robeson's life, influence, and impact during the Harlem Renaissance will feature: Dr. Kara Johnson, Associate Dean of Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, as the event presenter; special guests from Robeson's family; the Paul Robeson Centennial Committee; the mayors of New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Westfield; and student representation from Cap and Skull, Phi Beta Kappa, Paul Robeson Scholars, Africana Studies, Paul Robeson Leadership Academy, and Alpha Phi Alpha. Additionally, the Mason Gross Student Jazz Ensemble will be providing the music for this event. All students as well as members of both the Rutgers and local communities are welcome. Registration will be required and limited to 100 attendees -- additional information regarding registration will follow shortly.
The Rutgers Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the departments of Jewish studies and history invite you to explore the lives of the individuals who were central to Paul Robeson's "Negro-Jewish" activism, including members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, Itzik Feffer and Shlomo Mikhoels. This panel discussion's over-arching theme will emphasize Robeson’s commitment to black-Jewish relations as a model for contemporary cross-ethnic alliances and inter-racial unity. Panelists will include: Professor Tony Michels, University of Wisconsin; public historian, Dr. Jennifer Young; and Professor David Greenberg, Rutgers.
This interactive, two-hour session will begin with students anonymously sharing in writing the challenges that they have experienced as women of color in STEM. These challenges will be grouped thematically during the keynote presentation by self-identified Latina STEMinist, Patricia Valoy, a nationally recognized as a STEM diversity consultant. Following her address, she will engage in a dialogue with audience members, where both she and the participants will collectively generate solutions to the challenges presented. At the end of the session, a short evaluation will be administered to determine if the intended outcomes have been achieved and to provide guidance for future programming. All undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral research associates in STEM, who identify as either women of color or allies, are welcome.
Registration information will follow shortly.