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.