Robeson Birthday Celebration (April 4-9)

Join us as we celebrate Paul Robeson Day in Princeton

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 the 123 anniversary of Paul Robeson’s birth in Princeton. A combination of virtual and live events is scheduled for the week of April 4-9, including:

  • a “Football Toss and Hunt” in Palmer Square on Sunday, April 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • the Princeton Public Library will host a Robeson themed virtual “Storytime” on Tuesday, April 6
  • a short video featuring Robeson House Board members and friends will premiere on the Paul Robeson House of Princeton YouTube channel on Thursday, April 8.

The highlight of this year’s celebration will be the memorial wreath laying ceremony at the Robeson Bust in front of the Arts Council of Princeton on Friday, April 9, at 12:00 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 led by our historian Shirley Satterfield. We will wear masks and observe social distancing for all in-person events.

For more details visit the website: Paul Robeson House of Princeton.

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