Paul Robeseon Centennial

In 2019, Rutgers marks the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson’s graduation from Rutgers College in 1919. In recognition, our community honors his achievements as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer, and global activist in a yearlong celebration featuring lectures, performances, art exhibitions, and more. The dedication of the Paul Robeson Plaza on the College Avenue Campus in spring 2019 will pay tribute to his legacy. Learn more about all the upcoming events!

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) was founded in 1967 and is dedicated to serving the Rutgers University community by offering a wealth of programs, initiatives and services that reflect the robust history, heritage and diversity of the African diaspora. Widely recognized as the first black cultural center on a college campus in the United States, the Paul Robeson Cultural Center is named after one of our most esteemed alumni, Paul Robeson, who was the 3rd African-American to graduate from Rutgers University. PRCC functions as a safe haven, “home away from home” and community hub for our students, staff/faculty, alumni and community members of the greater New Brunswick/New Jersey area. At the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, our students are encouraged to consider the complexities of their identity, while celebrating Blackness in all of its expressions and embodying the founding legacies of academic excellence and intersectional social justice.


Kofi_RUID_PN_F16-08642-533x746Kofi Addo
“I was born to immigrant parents who like many others, came to America to seek greener pastures. It must have been daunting for my parents to uproot their lives to come to a place so foreign.  Nonetheless, they persevered and worked hard to build a new life here.”

Kofi is a senior studying Public Health with a minor in Health & Society. He is the Vice-President of TWESE, The Organization of African Students & Friends of Africa and a FIGS Instructor. 

Read more about Kofi’s story here…