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

Monday, March 11, 2019
through Monday, October 21, 2019
Alexander Library, Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:

Fernanda Perrone

Update: This exhibit has been extended to October 21, 2019.

“Fight for Freedom”: Paul Robeson’s Life and Legacy explores the life of Paul Robeson (1898-1976) one of Rutgers’ most distinguished alumni and true Renaissance man. Through archival records and memorabilia, we trace the contours of his remarkable life growing up in New Jersey through his illustrious careers as actor and singer, to his outspoken global activism as a champion of equality and humanity throughout the world. While the exhibition will cover his entire life and career, the exhibition 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. 

Alexander Library
Special Collections and University Archives