Lecturers: Vernoca L. Michael, former executive director of the Paul Robeson House & Museum; Hildy Tow, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Curator of Education, Woodmere Art Museum
This conversation between Vernoca and Hildy is the first of a two-part collaboration between Woodmere Art Museum and the Paul Robeson House & Museum. The conversation is inspired by a lithograph of Robeson by the artist Roland Ayers, on view in Woodmere's exhibition Roland Ayers: The Calligraphy of Dreams.
Vernoca knew Robeson personally as her "Uncle Paul" and will offer many insights and stories about his life and career as an actor, singer, and activist. Vernoca and her family were close to the Robesons, including his sister Marian Forsythe with whom Robeson lived for the last 10 years of his life in the house that now bears his name.
Robeson House supporters are encouraged to stay for Woodmere's jazz concert at the Museum's members rate of $15/ticket. Vocalist Jackie Greggs join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble in a tribute to Al Green. Greggs' rich and stylish vocals will provide a woman's perspective on Green's sensuous sounds. To purchase tickets for this concert, click here.