Paul Robeson


One-man show about Paul Robeson comes to The District Theatre beginning tomorrow, serves as fundraiser

It’s the story of baritone concert artist, actor and political activist Paul Robseon. This Broadway-style one-man show has been performed across the country and around the world to sold-out crowds, and it’s arriving in Indianapolis for two public performances this weekend. There is also a performance and social mixer with Kenyatta on Thursday, July 21 that serves as a fundraiser for The District Theatre.
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Opinion | Paul Robeson’s Wisconsin connection

Almost a century ago, on Nov. 19, 1922, a crowd of 6,500 Milwaukeeans gathered at the city’s Athletic Park to cheer on the Milwaukee Badgers as they took on the Oorang Indians in a big game for the young National Football League. Playing for the Indians was Jim Thorpe,...

“Moments With Paul” delves deep into the incredible life of Paul Robeson, a true Renaissance man

An actor, singer, lawyer, athlete, scholar and activist for racial justice and workers’ rights who used his voice to challenge boundaries and expectations long before the Civil Rights Era, Paul Robeson was a towering figure in 20th-century arts and culture. It’s almost impossible to tell the whole story of all of his accomplishments and feats in one production about his life.

One-man show on Paul Robeson coming to Eastern

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A one-man show that tells the story of Paul Robeson is coming to Connecticut. Actor Stogie Kenyatta will perform The Life of Paul Robeson at Eastern Connecticut State University on May 5 for the university community. We sat down with Kenyatta to learn more...

One-Man Show About Paul Robeson to be Staged at RVCC

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice at Raritan Valley Community College will host a special performance of Stogie Kenyatta in The World is My Home—The Life of Paul Robeson, Saturday, May 7 at 7:30pm. The event will be held in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus.

Virtual Screening: Paul Robeson and His Quaker Ancestors – Apr 9

A screening of Paul Robeson: “I’m A Negro I’m An American” by Kurt Tetzlaff. Followed by a discussion between Joyce Mosley, researcher and descendent of the Bustill-Mapps-Douglass family; Dr. Mark Solomon, eminent historian and authority on African Americans and the Left; and Dr. Harold D. (Hal) Weaver, Robeson advocate-researcher for over 50 years.

Paul Robeson quotes on art and protest

As a successful actor, athlete, singer and activist, Paul Robeson‘s impact on American culture is profound. At the height of his popularity, he was a cultural leader in the war against fascism abroad and racism at home. Though Robeson was respected by peers like Eleanor Roosevelt, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marian Anderson, Pablo Neruda and Lena Horne, he struggled for further understanding of cultural difference in the United States and was Blacklisted in the 1950s. Here are a selection of quotes from Robeson on the importance of the artist as a powerful voice against oppression.