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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Paul Robeson, Renaissance Man: A Chautauqua

February 14, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Paul Robeson, Renaissance Man: A Chautauqua

Renowned actor and college theater instructor, Marvin Jefferson, will present an historical portrayal of Paul Robeson's life and myriad accomplishments. Robeson was an American bass-baritone concert artist, stage and film actor, professional football player, and activist who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political stances.

Paul Robeson, A Chautauqua
Developed and Performed By
Marvin Jefferson

Mr. Jefferson brings the life of Paul Robeson alive through first person historical characterization.
Paul Robeson, one of the most well known African-Americans of the mid-20th century was truly a Renaissance man of the highest order: Singer, Actor, Scholar, Social Activist, All American Athlete, Linguist, Humanist and Advocate for International Peace.

Mr. Jefferson has built a national reputation for his portrayal of Paul Robeson over the past 25 years where he has performed extensively in the New Jersey/New York area as well as in Ohio, Maryland, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and North and South Carolina.

The program is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and it consists of 3 parts:
1. Paul Robeson will tell the audience some stories about his life.
2. Mr. Robeson will then invite questions from the audience regarding his life and views.
3. Mr. Jefferson will then “step” out of the Paul Robeson persona and answer questions about Paul Robeson and himself.

For more information about this presentation, Google “Paul Robeson, A Chautauqua” or Marvin Jefferson as Paul Robeson.

In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast. 

Tuesday  |  2022 at noon




Lunch With Books Livestream starts at noon on Facebook and YouTube.

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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to the Library Auditorium or your computer), feed your brain!

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