The Arts Council of Princeton presents a free community event, Commemorating Paul Robeson’s Birthday on Saturday, April 9 from 3-5 pm. This program is a multi-media celebration of the legacy of Paul Robeson, the path-breaking African American artist, athlete and activist from Princeton, New Jersey. The afternoon event will include selections of Paul Robeson’s music, dramatic interpretations of interviews, testimony, and political speeches by actor Grant Cooper, and readings from the recently released paperback edition of Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art by author Lindsey R. Swindall. Signed copies of the book will be for available for purchase. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton.
This community event is presented as part of the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood Stories Project and is co-sponsored by the Paul Robeson House. Funding is provided by the J. Seward Johnson Sr. 1963 Charitable Trust and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the Arts Council fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.