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Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Paul Robeson

In Recognition Of

 
 
Paul Robeson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 24, 2010
1. Paul Robeson Marker
Inscription. World Renown Athlete, Actor, Singer, Scholar
 
Erected 1977 by Erected by the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History in cooperation with the Amoco Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 21.119′ N, 74° 39.649′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Wiggins St. (aka Robeson Place) and Witherspoon St., on the right when traveling west on Wiggins St. (aka Robeson Place). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. John Witherspoon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aaron Burr (about 300 feet away); Betsey Stockton (about 500 feet away); March of the Mill Children (approx. 0.2 miles away); 250th Anniversary of Princeton University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nassau Inn – 1756 - 1937 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church of Princeton (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named 250th Anniversary of Princeton University (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  Paul Robeson - American Masters PBS. (Submitted on October 29, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Paul Robeson Marker in front of The Paul Robeson Center image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 24, 2010
2. Paul Robeson Marker in front of The Paul Robeson Center

 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicSports
 
Bust atop the Paul Robeson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 24, 2010
3. Bust atop the Paul Robeson Marker
Paul Robeson image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 22, 2017
4. Paul Robeson
This 1944 portrait of Paul Robeson playing Othello by Betsy Graves Reyneau hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“His greatest stage achievement was in the role of Othello: in England in 1930, with Peggy Ashcroft as Desdemona, and in New York in 1943, with Jose Ferrer as Iago. Meanwhile, Robeson appeared in nearly a dozen films, among them ‘Sanders of the River’ (1935) and ‘King Solomon's Mines’ (1937), both British made. He gave strong performances, but he gradually realized that the filmmakers had lied to him about the stereotyping of black characters; he quit me industry in 1951. Robeson's deepening resentment over racism in America drew him more and more into civil rights causes and affiliation with left-wing groups. By 1950 he was being denounced as a communist.” – American Characters, Lewis, et al. 1999.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2011, by Franklin Township HPC of Somerset, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 10, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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