Paul Robeson’s 124th Birthday Celebration

Join the Arts Council of Princeton and the Paul Robeson House of Princeton to commemorate Paul Robeson’s 124th birthday on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The gathered community will celebrate with the laying of a wreath on Robeson’s bust outside the Arts Council and the acknowledgement of the first Robeson Scholars to honor area students who excel in the arts and athletics. A reception will follow with cake for all to enjoy. 

Princeton’s historic Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood is so named for Witherspoon and Jackson Street, its east and south boundaries. Jackson Street was renamed Paul Robeson Place upon his death and in his honor in 1976. When the Arts Council of Princeton renovated and reopened the building at the intersection of Witherspoon Street and Robeson Place on June 5, 2008, it was christened the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, another honor to the life and contributions of Paul Robeson and the Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood of his childhood home. 

This event is free to attend and open to the public.