Last updated on February 15, 2022
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the graduation of its most acclaimed alumnus, Rutgers University dedicated a plaza named for Paul Robeson on April 12, 2019, to honor his legacy as a distinguished scholar, athlete, actor, and global activist for civil rights and social justice.
The open-air plaza, which features eight black granite panels detailing the story of Robeson’s life, stands in a prominent location next to the Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus at Rutgers–New Brunswick.
The Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) is honored to support this plaza in dedication to Robeson. The LAA purchased a brick paver installed in a circle at the plaza, which reads: Livingston College / Alumni Association / Preserve The History / Advance The Legacy / LivingstonAlumni.org.
More information on Robeson Plaza and Paul Robeson:
- Rutgers Dedicates Plaza to Paul Robeson, Renaissance Man for the Ages
- Paul Robeson Plaza Dedication (with video and more photos)
- Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration (2019)
Photo of Paul Robeson Plaza (top) by Jeffrey Armus