1. In 1943, legendary actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson became the first Black actor in the United States to portray Shakespeare’s “Othello” - and here’s a photo of the historic performance from our Billy Rose Theatre Collection. We share it in honor of Robeson’s birthday - happy birthday, Paul.

    In 1943, legendary actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson became the first Black actor in the United States to portray Shakespeare’s “Othello” - and here’s a photo of the historic performance from our Billy Rose Theatre Collection. We share it in honor of Robeson’s birthday - happy birthday, Paul.

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    Two things. I LOVE OTHELLO. Paul Robeson is the man that our student union building is named after. Go PSU.
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    I grew a tomato from Russia named in honor of Paul Robeson last year. It was incredibly delicious, but slow to develop.
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