Liberty Hall Academic Center
written by Joe Sutton
In 1919, Paul Robeson (Robey to his college friends) was asked to give the valedictory address at Rutgers University. As the first African American student to be selected for this honor, he was very conflicted about the tone and message of the monumental speech. Robey explores his journey as he prepares his remarks, overcoming the doubts and fears that filled a young man at a pivotal point in New Jersey's history.
This program is made possible in part by a 2019 HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Liberty Live Commission (Staged Reading)
– Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
– Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m.
– Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.