March 28, 1999
Paul Robeson(1898-1976)Robeson, the youngest son of an escaped slave, graduated from Rutgers University, later Columbia Law School and went on to be primarily an actor and a singer.Robeson was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for the loyalty to Russia that he had developed. It was during this period that he wrote "Here I Stand."In it he discusses how his political views came about. He also used the book to encourage blacks in continuing the Civil Rights Movement independently while being mindful of their heritage.
August 10, 2008
The Columbia Pro Cantare will hold auditions for all parts in its 32nd season of concerts. Among the works to be performed are Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Requiem, and a Tribute to Paul Robeson, with baritone Lester Lynch and the chorus. Auditions will be held at a private home in Harper's Choice. Rehearsals, to be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Hammond High School, begin Sept. 2. www.howardcountymd.gov/oa/50+expo.htm.
January 6, 1998
Where: Coppin State CollegeWho: 20 boys and girls basketball teams from Baltimore, Washington, Pennsylvania and New York competing for three days and also participating in special seminars on Scholastic Assessment Test preparation and visits to area museums.Tickets: $8 per gameBoys scheduleThursday -- City vs. Douglass, 6 p.m.; Randallstown vs. Mervo, 9 p.m.Friday -- Strawberry Mansion (Pa.) vs. Southwestern, 3 p.m.; John Jay High (NY) vs. Walbrook, 4: 30 p.m.; Abraham Lincoln (NY) vs. Southern, 6 p.m.; Franklin Learning Center (Pa.)
January 25, 2007
Dogs' day If you've got a penchant for pooches, make your way to the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club Dog Match in Churchville this weekend. More than 200 dogs will compete in breed and obedience matches at the Churchville Recreation Center. Categories are hounds, sporting, working, non-sporting, terriers, toys and herding groups. Obedience matches will features classes ranging from pre-novice to advanced-utility. The breed matches run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and the obedience matches from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Churchville Recreation Center, Glenville Road and Route 155, Churchville.
October 12, 1994
Barbara W. Moffett, 71, a director of community relations for the American Friends Service Committee who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. publish his "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," died Saturday in Philadelphia.Chaim Raphael, 86, scholar and thriller writer who wrote under the pen name Jocelyn Davey, died Monday in a London hospital. "The Undoubted Deed," "The Naked Villainy" and "The Road from Babylon" are among his best-known works.James Monks, 81, an actor who began his career on Broadway in the 1930s and later worked in movies and modeling, died of cancer Sunday at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
February 24, 1999
In a month marked by an unusual number of outstanding documentaries on aspects of African-American history, PBS' "Paul Robeson: Here I Stand" seems like a near-perfect grand finale.The "American Masters" documentary tells the story of a brilliant and horribly persecuted black man who comes closer, perhaps, than any other American of the century to fulfilling the definition of Renaissance Man.This is, as PBS claims, the first definitive biography of Robeson, and more's the shame on us as a culture that it took this long.