U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“Wade in the Water”
Paul Robeson approached the role as Brutus in the Emperor Jones as one of the greatest challenges of his early acting career.
The forceful drama compelled him to look deeper into his own interpretation of dramatic roles and their contribution to art and culture.
He declared that the only original American culture was that which came out of the African-American experience.
His career begins to move at an unprecedented pace for an African American yet he's confronted by segregation and Jim Crowism with every step.
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Location. 38° 55.036′ N, 77° 1.867′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on U Street Northwest east of 14th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Stand By Me" (here, next to this marker); "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (here, next to this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" "Old Man River" (a few steps from this marker); "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" (a few steps from this marker); "Othello" (a few steps from this marker); "All Men Are Brothers" (a few steps from this marker); "Scandalize My Name" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.