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Robeson Week: A Conversation w/ Harry Belafonte & Susan Robeson
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the Paul Robeson Cultural Center and the Department of Africana Studies for the 2nd annual I Am Robeson Week Lecture Series, featuring a conversation with Harry Belafonte and Susan Robeson!
In honor of Robeson’s birthday, activist, entertainer, mentee and friend to Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte will be speaking with Susan Robeson, the grand-daughter of Robeson about her grandfather’s contemporary legacy of civil rights activism. See below for more information about Harry Belafonte and Susan Robeson below.
The event is free & open to the Rutgers University community and the public. If you have questions about the event, please email the Paul Robeson Cultural Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Susan Robeson
Susan Robeson is a producer, documentary filmmaker, writer, consultant and granddaughter of Paul Robeson. Susan Robeson is also the author of a pictorial biography of her grandfather called ‘The Whole World in His Hands’. Still very interested in how her grandfather affected the times that he lived in, she has even taught classes on Paul Robeson and the 20th century at Macalester College, Carleton College, and Colorado College where she also has taught classes on documentary film. She is continuously inspired by what Paul Robeson accomplished and wants to continue where he left off as she advocates through her own work.
About Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist. Belafonte was an early supporter of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s confidants. Throughout his career he has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the anti-apartheid movement and USA for Africa. Belafonte’s political beliefs were greatly inspired by the singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson, who mentored him. Harry Belafonte now acts as the American Civil Liberties Union celebrity ambassador for juvenile justice issues.