Between the Past and
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) was a citizen of the world on a courageous quest for global social justice. In a seamless fusion of art and activism, his voice was an instrument of beauty and a megaphone for the marginalized.
The Paul Robeson Foundation inspires, educates and amplifies the voices of a new generation of artists, activists, and global citizens through the legacy of Paul Robeson.
“The artist must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice.
I had no alternative.”
The Paul Robeson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization led by Executive Director Susan Robeson, the granddaughter of Paul Robeson.
Over the next three years leading up to 2023 – the 125th anniversary of Paul Robeson's birth – the Paul Robeson Foundation is launching a suite of initiatives at the intersection of artistic excellence and human rights as demonstrated by the extraordinary life of Paul Robeson – athlete, actor, singer, linguist, civil rights pioneer and global human rights activist. Initiatives include themed exhibitions with public programs, Citizen of the World Fellowships, artist commissions, a forum + performance series, and a slate of digital initiatives to spur scholarship and connect the world to activities grounded in the ideals of Paul Robeson's legacy.
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Please help by donating to the Paul Robeson Foundation today.