Synopsis: Update: This exhibit has been extended to October 21. “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.
Start Time: Monday, March 11, 2019 9:00 AM
End Time: Monday, October 21, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Alexander Library
Address: 169 College Avenue
Campus: College Avenue
Room: Special Collections & University Archives
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Sponsor: Rutgers University Libraries
Category: Other
Contact Name: Fernanda Perrone
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-6154
Additional Information: 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.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Undergraduate Students,  Faculty