The Paul Robeson House Museum- Life, Legacy, and Culture

Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided three hours prior to this virtual lecture. 

The Paul Robeson House Museum- Life, Legacy, and Culture

presented by Janice Sykes-Ross, CMP

In this engaging talk, Janice will share the story of the diverse and multifaceted life of Paul L. Robeson including his work as an actor, musician, athlete and activist. Janice will share the challenges and pleasures of  developing, preserving, and running a historic house museum. Learn how the Paul Robeson House Museum combined their programming for the house to reflect the life and legacy of Robeson, while connecting it to relevant social justice initiatives, and using art as a medium for change.     


Janice Sykes-Ross, CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) was born in North Carolina and attended Trenton State College majoring in English. Janice began her hospitality career in Princeton, NJ as the Director of Sales & Marketing. It was there that she was first introduced to the life and legacy of Paul L. Robeson Esq. 


Later she moved to the Philadelphia area with the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, and for twenty-five years (25) worked in the hospitality industry. Utilizing her many skills acquired working in the corporate sector and receiving her certification in non-profit management from Drexel University, she transitioned to working in the non-profit arena in 2015. As a leader for organizations like People for People/The View, The Historic Belmont Mansion, and currently serving as Executive Director of The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance/Paul Robeson House & Museum. She finds the working with these organizations and fulfilling their mission tremendously rewarding.


$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

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