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Tom Koch, UTD, (972) 883-4951, [email protected] 2/6/04

McDermott Library to Present Documentary Film
on Multi-Talented American Paul Robeson

photo - Paul RobesonPhoto of the Paul RobesonIn observance of Black History Month, the McDermott Library at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present a special screening of a documentary on the life of the multi-talented and controversial Paul Robeson from 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27.

The showing of the film “Here I Stand” is free and open to the public, but only 100 seats are available and they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.   The film will be shown in the McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410) on the UTD campus.

The documentary profiles the star athlete, accomplished singer, Phi Beta Kappa member, actor and civil rights activist who admired communism and the way of life in the Soviet Union and fought against racism in America.

The presentation is part of the 8 th Annual Russian Winter Festival supported by WRR 101 and the Russian American Center.   Robeson's connection with Russia in music and philosophy is highlighted.   Greg Davis of WRR and Tatiana Zimakova will introduce the screening, and representatives from Russia and other former Soviet states will be present to answer questions.

The United States issued a commemorative postage stamp featuring Robeson on Jan. 20.

For additional information, please contact Tom Koch at 972-883-4951

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