February 7, 1988 |
A musical and narrative tribute to famed actor and singer Paul Robeson will highlight Sunday's celebration of Black History Month at the Camden County Historical Society, Park Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Camden. The program, which will begin at 2 p.m., also will feature two special exhibits and a community awards program. "The Camden County Historical Society is continuing a tradition in our recognition of Black History Month in having a program which is relevant to Afro-American heritage in either Camden County or New Jersey," said Margaret Weatherly, the director of the Historical Society.
February 16, 2013 |
Khidijah Gardner's 29 points and 17 rebounds on led Communications Tech to the Public League Class A title with a 63-41 win over Paul Robeson at Bartram on Friday afternoon. Bryce Garrett added 11 points and six steals. Micia McBurnette and Ashanty Wallace scored eight points each. Tiffany Then's 21 points led Robeson. Melvene Gainey scored nine. Paul Robeson 11 5 9 16 - 41 Communications Tech 24 8 14 17 - 63 PR: Najama Ali 4, Melvene Gainey 9, Danielle Jones 2, Totiana Myers 4, Nashadaye Taylor 1, Tiffany Then 21. CT: Sydney Barrow 7, Khidijah Gardner 29, Bryce Garrett 11, Micia McBurnette 8, Ashanty Wallace 8. Contact the Rally staff at email@example.com .
April 3, 1987 |
In honor of the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, two local cultural organizations - Moonstone Inc. and Swords Into Plowshares - have banded together to sponsor a week-long series of events beginning April 5. "A Tribute To Paul Robeson" is a traveling celebration that will be hosted at different sites throughout the city. A variety of programs, including films, a symposium, a concert, and a new opera, will give audiences a portrait of Robeson as scholar, actor, singer, activist and humanitarian.
October 2, 1988 |
There are the makings of an American tragic hero in Paul Robeson, but Phillip Hayes Dean's biodrama, Paul Robeson, settles for less. The play has brought Avery Brooks to Broadway in a virtuoso performance that made an impression in an earlier run at the Off-Broadway South Street Theater. Like Robeson, Brooks is both an actor (Hawk in TV's Spenser: For Hire) and a singer (Malcolm X in the American Music Theater Festival production of the opera X), and Paul Robeson, which is in the form of a complete-with-pianist recital, is virtually a solo bit for him. The play first surfaced in a flurry of controversy in 1977, when James Earl Jones played the role.
October 25, 2010
RE YOUR Oct. 9 article "College Republicans Campaign to Take Paul Robeson's Name Off Library at Rutgers-Camden": It's imperative that your readers have more information on Paul Robeson and why so many feel he is deserving of praise and honor. Robeson was the son of a runaway slave, and a political activist who fought on behalf of oppressed peoples, becoming an ardent advocate of a variety of social causes such as unionism and civil rights. While he disagreed with various principles of communism, Robeson admired the Soviet Union's apparent lack of racial prejudice.
January 30, 1997 |
Paul Robeson was a lawyer, actor, civil rights activist and concert soloist. He could entertain, enthrall and educate an audience. His inspiring tale is captured in the one-man show Paul Robeson, which will open at the Bristol Riverside Theatre this evening. "You'll see a man with great wit, talent and extreme passion, not only for his work as a performer, but for the beliefs that he held," said Colleen McCullion, theater publicist. The playwright Phillip Hayes Dean is directing the production, which premiered on Broadway in 1978 with James Earl Jones in the title role.
July 20, 1999 |
When Jane Golden asked Meg Saligman and Peter Pagast to paint two more murals for Philadelphia, she knew the themes would challenge the artists. In a subtle yet powerful manner, Saligman had to show how emotionally traumatized children travel back to normalcy. In a simple yet profound way, Pagast had to portray the complicated Paul Robeson, a man who, despite his numerous accomplishments, was despised because of his liberal ideas and black skin. Golden, who directs the Department of Recreation's mural arts program, said she and others involved were thrilled with the results.
February 11, 1998 |
He was shunned for associating with the Communist Party, blacklisted by the entertainment industry during the Cold War. He was prevented from traveling abroad when his passport was revoked. Paul Robeson - world-famous singer, actor, black activist and son of a slave-turned-preacher - seemed always embroiled in controversy. Now, two decades after his death in Philadelphia, the New Jersey native is at the center of another, this time over efforts to have his likeness placed on a 1998 commemorative stamp.
August 2, 1989 |
Why do I have the feeling that Avery Brooks is portraying the protagonist in a play of his own concoction, in which he is a brilliant actor, professor, singer, athlete and star of his own network television series who has torn a day out of his bountiful life to hype his latest star vehicle in Philadelphia, and I am playing the dense reporter who has drawn the assignment of sitting at his feet and translating the hype into a facsimile of legitimate journalism?...
December 20, 2011
A few seconds is all Veronica Noel needed to steal the grasp of the game and hand New Media Charter a 38-37 win at Paul Robeson in a Public League girls' basketball contest on Monday afternoon. Robeson took a 37-36 lead on a three by Chanelle Williams with 18 seconds and called a timeout. On the ensuing in-bound pass, Noel broke free and drove the length of the court for an easy layup with four seconds left to put New Media ahead, 38-37. The sophomore guard led the visitors with 11 points.