Robeson print by Mendez

April 9, 1998 was the centennial of the birth of Paul Robeson
May 18, 2002 was the Anniversary Celebration of the Robeson Peace Arch Concert
Robeson postcard

Paul Robeson
Centennial Celebration

This website is a relatively static archive of materials relating to Paul Robeson. It is updated only rarely

Robeson Poster from Northern Sun

Robeson Timeline cover page

The Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration
has a major "ready-to-hang" 8-panel Robeson timeline
as well as special resources for teachers.

Resources: A listing of resources relating to or celebrating Paul Robeson including:
      - other groups focused on honoring Paul Robeson
      - books, printed materials, videos and film, plays, audio tapes, CDs and posters
      - quotations from Paul Robeson, and excerpts from critical speeches
      - information about artists and poets who are producing new works
      - The original introduction to the Centennial Celebration
      - After the Centennial -- some ideas for future work

Please help us maintain this web site with links to additional resources for studying, teaching, and celebrating Paul Robeson.

PAUL ROBESON, a brief biography

other biographical notes and references
Remarks by Harry Belafonte about Paul Robeson to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
the PBS/American Masters Robeson biography

Resolutions in Support of Robeson Centennial Events
A Sample Resolution
        based on a resolution of the Central Labor Council of Alameda County, California AFL-CIO
The Pittsburgh City Council Resolution
The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions resolution

Events: Robeson-related events around the world up until 1999
  Unfortunately, we can no longer maintain a calendar of Robeson-related events.

Paul Robeson Commemorative Stamp Campaign -- SUCCESS IN 2004!        

The Postal Service issued a 37-cent Paul Robeson commemorative stamp (in a pressure sensitive pane of 20) on January 20, 2004, in Princeton, New Jersey.

Celebrations were held in other cities as well:
On Sunday, January 26, 2004 the stamp was "introduced" in Chicago
    at the South Shore Cultural Center where stamps and first-day-covers were available for purchase

A history of the campaign -- U.S. Postal Centennial stamp had been rejected since 1998

Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration
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The Paul Robeson 100th Birthday Committee, and this home page, is sponsored in part by Columbia College Chicago
Print at top center of page © by Leopoldo Mendez
Postcard at top left of page © by, and available from, Syracuse Cultural Workers via their Robeson catalog page
Poster at top right of page © by, and available from, Northern Sun
See our list of Robeson item vendors
Website usage statistics during the Centennial period
This website is maintained by Don Goldhamer, with much assistance.