July 29, 2022

The Paul Robeson House

The Paul Robeson House

This special episode of the podcast goes on a journey to the Paul Robeson House and Museum in Philadelphia. Included is an interview with Janice Sykes-Ross of the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and a recording of a live tour of the Paul Robeson House with docent Terry Fimiano Guerin.

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The website for the Paul Robeson House and Museum, where you can learn more about its history and the story of Paul Robeson, and how to arrange your own tour, is at https://www.paulrobesonhouse.org/.

A beautiful video on YouTube, that we mention in the episode, tells the story of Paul Robeson, the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and its founder Frances P. Aulston, and the house where he spent the last 10 years of his life. It was created in conjunction with Scribe Video Center's "Precious Places Community History Project" in Philadelphia.

By the way, there are some mysteries about the Paul Robeson House! Check out https://www.paulrobesonhouse.org/help-us-solve-these-mysteries/ for some small problems the staff has encountered recently identifying the provenance or location of certain items.

The WCPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization, information about how to make donations to their important work can be found https://www.paulrobesonhouse.org/donate-to-robeson-house/.

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