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Calling Forth Robeson
Calling Forth Robeson

Wed, Apr 24

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ArtsXchange

Calling Forth Robeson

Hear reflections on his art and activism, and the role of Black men in the arts today!

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA

About the Event

Our black box theater bears the name of groundbreaking thespian, singer and activist Paul Robeson. Commemorate his birthday (April 9, 1898) and discover inspiration for the role of Black men in these difficult times, with reflections on his art and activism, and the role of Black men in the arts today. Moderated by Black Men Smile creator Carlton Mackey with panelists:

Jim Alexander, historic photographer, The Jim Alexander Collection;

Chris McCord, founder, Men in Motion & Moving in the Spirit;

Noah Washington, playwright/founder, Meadowlark Pictures & writer at FanBase;

Ric Mathis, independent filmmaker

and a preformance of Robeson's songs and monologues by Victor Love & Evolv Atlanta Acting Studio

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ABOUT PAUL ROBESON

Paul Robeson was the epitome of the 20th-century Renaissance man. He was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, cultural scholar, author, and political activist. His talents made him a revered man of his time, yet his radical political beliefs all but erased him from popular history. Today, more than one hundred years after his birth, Robeson is just beginning to receive the credit he is due. (Read full bio: PBS American Masters)

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