Paul Robeson
Mystery, Marvel, Model

One Night Only At Zeitgeist Gallery

Zeitgeist Gallery in Cambridge will present “Paul Robeson: Mystery, Marvel, Model,” for one night only, Saturday, April 17, at 7:00 pm.
Who was Paul Robeson? How did the son of an escaped slave become one of the best recognized Americans in the world, only to die nearly alone and forgotten? Those are but a few of the questions journalist and professor Noha Applebaum poses in this special presentation.

Robeson's story is as relevant today as ever. Not only did a Boston mayor ban his portrait, but the federal government unconstitutionally muffled his outspoken political and racial views. Yet Paul Robeson's profound bass voice still calls to the American people today.

Audiences will celebrate the birthday and new US postage stamp honoring this immensely talented All-American football phenom, Phi Beta Kappa scholar, and political activist. The evening will include Robeson’s Grammy-winning music, along with film selections from "The Emperor Jones," "King Solomon's Mines," and "Showboat," among others.  

Noha Applebaum is a journalist and Professor at Mount Ida College in Newton where he directs the Communications Program. A former Fulbright Lecturer in Italy, he received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and taught at Harvard University at the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government. Like Robeson, as a Rutgers College undergraduate,  Applebaum was a varsity debater elected to the Cap and Skull senior honor society. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Boston Globe Magazine.
Zeitgeist Gallery is located at 1353 Cambridge St. in Inman Square. For ticket information, call 617-876-6060 or visit The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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