A Black History Month Celebration: Commemorating the Life, The Deeds, and the Times of Paul Robeson
With special guest Susan Robeson, award-winning author, filmmaker and broadcast journalist, co-founder of Third World Newsreel, and granddaughter of Paul Robeson
Join Susan Robeson, granddaughter of Paul Robeson, as she commemorates the life and contributions of Mr. Robeson, a distinguished scholar, athlete, actor, and singer who left a legacy of global activism for civil rights and social justice. Ms. Robeson will share her story, discuss what it means to be a global citizen, and offer solutions to some of the challenges we face today. This event is free and open to the public.
About Susan Robeson:
Susan Robeson grew up in West Harlem. As executive producer of the PBS station in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Susan Robeson managed a documentary unit and a second channel, which she transformed into a model for community empowerment and development. Robeson worked extensively with street gangs around the nation documenting efforts to organize peace treaties and spent time in post-apartheid South Africa training township activists in broadcast-quality video production. She also designed a nationwide citizen journalism initiative for the President of Timor-Leste – Nobel Peace laureate Dr. Ramos-Horta – to help foster civic engagement and build democracy in this first new nation of the 21st century. Early in her career, Robeson co-founded Third World Newsreel, an independent film production and distribution collective and, for many years, produced Like It Is with Gil Noble on WABC-TV. Robeson resides in the New York City area where she is executive director of the Paul Robeson Foundation and manages the Robeson Family Trust.