Paul Robeson: Celebrating Rutgers’ 250th anniversary

Paul Robeson: Celebrating Rutgers’ 250th anniversary


>>NATALIE MORALES: When you look at Paul
Robeson’s legacy, it just leaves you in awe. Here is the son of a former slave who came
to Rutgers, excelled as a scholar athlete, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Then he went on to earn a law degree—while
playing professional football. But Robeson really found his voice in the
theater. He was an international sensation—someone who took real risks in his career. Paul Robeson was a trailblazer on the stage
and in films, and he used his fame to fight injustice.>>PAUL ROBESON: We have seen that people
will so fight for their freedom that if it is not given to them, they will take it.>>NATALIE MORALES: He stands out as an example
of that revolutionary spirit that makes our university and our country so great. As a Latina and as a journalist, I aspire
to be that same kind of groundbreaker, to help overcome stereotypes. There aren’t a lot of us on the air, and
I know that along with success comes the tremendous responsibility to be that role model, to help
push boundaries, and to inspire others to do the same. Rutgers. Revolutionary. Revolutionary for 250 years.

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