April 9, 2008 will mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of Paul Robeson, a scholar, athlete, singer, actor and fighter for freedom, peace and social justice for all.

The Bay Area Paul Robeson Centennial Committee will commemorate the occasion with a major month-long exhibit on Robeson’s life and legacy at the Oakland City Hall Rotunda (located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) featuring materials from their collection.

Exhibit hours:
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., March 31-April 30, 2008

Reception: Wed., April 9, 5-7 p.m.

The program will feature Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums; Clarence Thomas, International Longshore and Warehouse Union; a presentation by Tayo Aluko from his musical play “Call Mr. Robeson;” and the Vukani Mawethu choir.

For more information: David Aroner, (510) 206-1786, or .