Special Architecture Walking Tour

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Saturday November 13

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10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

**Special Tour** Paul Robeson House & Museum

THE LAST HOME OF PAUL LEROY ROBESON
 
Enter the doors of the charming rowhouse at 4951 Walnut Street, be still for a moment and feel the presence of Paul Robeson nestled in its walls, its floorboards and the second-floor bedroom where he rested.
 
For a decade, it was his place of respite from years of triumph and pain. He found solace here in the caring embrace of his sister Marian. For 4 decades before, he had sung his way into the hearts of people in America and all over the world. They loved him. The U.S. government did not. His passport was seized; his records were removed; rioters attacked him and his supporters. A man who had been favored for his beautiful voice as champion of oppressed people was silenced - merely because he demanded that the United States live up to its ideals of freedom. He didn’t lay low, though. He returned with the resilience of the people from whom he had come.
 
The Robeson House & Museum is a testament to the man and his cause for justice. It bears witness to his relentless drive to make people “see” what the world was destined to be.
 
Paul Robeson Exhibit: His Movies – His Music - His Message
Experience the virtuosity of Paul Robeson in an exciting new exhibit that transports you to the artistic world that he once “owned.” In a Hollywood-style setting, witness his performances in “Othello” in London and New York. Watch him transform himself into characters in “Emperor Jones” and “Show Boat,” where he made “Ol’ Man River” a star. Listen to him sing across the Atlantic and the Canadian border in defiance of government restrictions aimed at silencing him. He was a man bent on freedom.

Meet outside the Paul Robeson House & Museum at 4951 Walnut Street. 

A mask is required inside the building at this time.

In registering to attend this walking tour, you agreed to the following (Please note the updated changes as of May 26th 2021):

  • During tours, facemasks will be optional for all fully vaccinated individuals including the tour guide
  • During tours, facemasks are required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated
  • Facemasks are required to enter buildings on certain tours. Please bring one with you in case it is needed 
  • Preservation Alliance walking tours utilize an audio system that transmits from a headset worn by the guide to earpieces worn by tour attendees. The equipment is thoroughly sanitized before and after each use. Tour attendees can also plug in their personal headsets or earbuds that use a standard headphone jack.
  • Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing 

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Email us at tours@preservationalliance.com for any questions or join the waitlist for a sold out tour!

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