Paul Robeson Birthday Commemoration- Free!
After a year of confinement and cancellations because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Paul Robeson House of Princeton will sponsor a series of activities to commemorate the123rd anniversary of Paul Robeson’s birth in Princeton. A combination of virtual and live events is scheduled for the week of April 4-9 this year including a “Football Toss and Hunt” in Palmer Square on Sunday April 4. The Princeton Library will host a Robeson themed virtual “Storytime” for young people on Tuesday April 6 and a short video featuring Robeson House Board members and friends will premiere on the Paul Robeson House of Princeton YouTube channel on Thursday April 9.
The highlight of this year’s celebration will be the memorial wreath ceremony at the Robeson Bust in front of the Arts Council of Princeton’s building, named for Robeson, on Friday April 9 at noon. Mayor Mark Freda will present a Proclamation designating April 9 as Paul Robeson Day in Princeton. The celebration will end with a tour of Robeson sites in the Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood lead by our historian Shirley Satterfield.
We will wear masks and observe social distancing for all in-person events.