|"The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative." -- Paul Robeson|
All are invited to attend "A Tribute to Paul Robeson: Salute to a Cultural
Warrior," on Sunday, April 8 2001 at 2 p.m. in recognition of the 103rd
Anniversary of the birth of Paul Robeson (April 9, 1898).
There will be a formal dedication of the sculpture, "Here I Stand: the Spirit
of Paul Robeson" created by DC Sculptor Allen Uzikee Nelson who will be on
hand for the dedication. The community celebration will also include an
African libation, tributes to Robeson, African drumming and poetry.
Events will take place at "Robeson Park," 4200 Georgia Ave., NW at the
crossroads of Georgia, Kansas & Varnum Sts. in Petworth, Washington, DC.
Paul Robeson was born in Princeton, N.J. April 9, 1898, the son of a runaway
slave. During his life (1898-1976), Robeson was recognized worldwide as an
accomplished athlete, singer, actor, orator, linguist, lawyer, scholar,
author, political activist, internationalist and uncompromising advocate of
human and civil rights and African awareness.
For more information about the Robeson tribute call 202.387-4747.