Chris Rogers

THE GREAT FORERUNNER: The Onscreen and Offscreen Legacies of Paul Robeson 

With Chris Rogers, PhD Candidate in the Graduate School of Education at UPenn

Monday, October 26th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

Join Prof. Ben Mendelsohn’s Film 280: Classical Film Theory class for a discussion of the singular legacy of actor, singer, and activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976).

Inquiries: Ben Mendelsohn

Chris Rogers (he/him/his) was born and raised in Chester, PA and serves as Public Programs Director for the Paul Robeson House & Museum, a national landmark dedicated to promoting and preserving Robeson’s legacy. His academic research concerns the intersections of race, space, and place in community literacy efforts, particularly how intergenerational place stories relate to preservation and social action in Black neighborhoods.