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Paul Robeson: 20th Century Renaissance Man

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Join Maui Jones from Forest Park Against Racism for a conversation about Paul Robeson

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Paul Robeson was a Black artist, performer, activist, lawyer, and football player.

Born in 1898, he lived a fascinating life both here in America, and abroad. During his life, he became a football star at Rutgers University, attended law school at Columbia University in the 1920s, became a player in the Harlem Renaissance scene, starred in the classic film Showboat, and was blacklisted during the McCarthy era.

Learn about this man, his accomplishments, and his continuing legacy during a Facebook Live session with local artist and activist Maui Jones.

The Library was bestowed with the Paul Robeson archive in 2020. Learn more about it here.

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