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Re-Enacting Paul Robeson at the Library

Performer Marvin Jefferson will portray Paul Robson at the East Brunswick Public Library

Celebrate Black History Month at the East Brunswick Public Library during a wonderful performance honoring Paul Robeson, Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.

Join actor Marvin Jefferson as he brings Paul Robeson to life during a first-person historical narrative. Robeson, the son of a former slave, was one of the most well-known African-Americans of the 20th century. He was a renaissance man: a social activist, singer, scholar, actor, All- American athlete at Rutgers, intellectual, lawyer, linguist, humanist and advocate for international peace. Paul Robeson's voice is forever connected with his signature song, Ol'Man River, from the film classic, Showboat.

Marvin Jefferson has been building a national reputation for his portrayal of Paul Robeson over the past 16 years. Previous appearances include performing at both the Nevada and Ohio Chautauqua festivals in 2010. This free program is sponsored by Horizon Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and The Friends of The Library.

For more information on this event call 732-390-6767 or go to The Library’s website at http://www.ebpl.org and click on “News & Events.”

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josephine b. January 30, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Paul Robeson was NOT a slave! He was born in 1898.
John Saccenti (Editor) January 30, 2013 at 08:24 PM
yes, he was the Son of a former slave. Thanks.

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