Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Paul Robeson “Season”

April 9, 2008 will mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of Paul Robeson, artist and fighter for freedom, peace and social justice for all. His voice will be heard again throughout the world. The Bay Area Paul Robeson Centennial Committee and others will commemorate the occasion in several ways over the next few months.

April: “Paul Robeson, A Hero For All Time,” a month-long exhibit on Robeson’s life and legacy in the Oakland City Hall Rotunda, with materials from our collection. Exhibit hours: Monday–Friday, 9am-5pm. Reception: Wednesday, April 9, 5:00-7:00pm

“The artist must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice; I had no alternative.”

Paul Robeson, June 24, 1937

January 5 to February 29: Display of Robeson books, CDs, videos, DVDs, posters, Rockridge Branch, Oakland Public Library, 5366 College Avenue

February 2 to March 1: Display of Robeson books, CDs, videos, DVDs, posters, Cesar Chavez Branch, Oakland Public Library, 3301 E 12th Street

March 31 to May 3: Display of Robeson books, CDs, videos, DVDs, posters, West Oakland Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1801 Adeline Street

February 27: "Paul Robeson, Words Like Freedom," a CD compilation of Robeson's spoken words, based on programs broadcast on KPFA/Pacifica Radio over the past 50 years, release party at La Peña, Berkeley. (See www.freedomarchives.org )

March 30: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade will unveil and dedicate a monument to these courageous anti-fascist fighters, many of whom gave their limbs and lives for the cause of democracy in Spain. The fruit of over ten years of planning and wading through government bureaucracy, this long-overdue tribute will finally be installed on The Embarcadero, in San Francisco, a site where several hundred people, both locals and tourists, walk by every day. The monument includes a 6-foot image of Robeson, with text about his support for the democratic forces during the Spanish Civil War. (See www.alba-valb.org)

2 Comments:

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