Paul Robeson Event May 3

The Library Social Justice Reading Series is excited to co-sponsor two events as part of "Body and Soul: The Art and Activism of Paul Robeson". This semester-long suite of programming highlights the singer, actor, and Civil Rights movement activist, and is also sponsored by Africana Studies, FIlm and Media Studies, History, and Russian and East European Studies.

On Wednesday, April 12, we discussed a selection from Robeson's autobiography Here I Stand.

On Wednesday, May 3, we will discuss a selection from film historian Michael Gillespie's book Film Blackness, which explores the intersection of race discourse and film. This discussion will take place in the Portlock Black Cultural Center from 4:10-6pm. Professor Gillespie will also be on campus on Friday, April 28 at 4pm in the Landis Cinema in Buck Hall to discuss his book.

These discussions, as well as all other events in the series (full listing in the image below), are open to all members of the Lafayette and Easton community. Copies of each reading selection will be available at the Skillman Circulation desk.

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