Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dr. Gerald Horne to Speak on Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary


The Peoples Center is proud to co-sponsor with the New Haven Free Public Library an author talk "Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary," with Dr. Gerald Horne on Wednesday, September 9 at 7 pm.  The discussion of Paul Robeson is very timely today.  Robeson was a fierce defender of democracy against fascism. Zoom link below.

Author Talk: Dr. Gerald Horne

Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary

Wednesday, September 09
7:00pm - 8:30pm  

Part of the Summer @ 7: An American Experience Virtual Series

Join Dr. Gerald Horne for a discussion of his book, Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary.

A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages: these could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived. Yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon both the NFL and Hollywood and become one of the most important political activists of his generation, a crusader for freedom and equality who battled both Jim Crow and Joseph McCarthy.
In Paul Robeson, Gerald Horne discovers within Robeson’s remarkable and revolutionary life the story of the twentieth century’s great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, against poverty—and for international socialism. This critical and searching biography provides an opportunity for readers to comprehend the triumphs and tragedies of the revolutionary progressive movement of which Robeson was not just a part, but perhaps its most resonant symbol.

Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He has also written extensively about the film industry. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University.


Dr. Horne's undergraduate courses include the Civil Rights Movement and U.S. History through Film. He also teaches graduate courses in Diplomatic History, Labor History and 20th Century African American History. Dr. Horne uses a variety of teaching techniques that enrich his classes and motivate students to participate

Research Interests
Dr. Horne is the author of more than thirty books and one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His current research includes an examination of U.S.-Southern African relations since the so-called “Anglo-Boer War” at the end of the 19th century and an analysis of the Political Economy of the music called “Jazz” from the late 19th century to the present.

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This event cosponsored with the New Haven Peoples Center




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