A SEGMENT FROM THE SHORT FILM OUR REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT
Paul Robeson was a standout student-athlete at Rutgers who became a world-renowned actor and activist. He has been heralded as “the most talented person of the 20th century” for his work in theater and film, and as an outspoken advocate for social justice. The video is narrated by Natalie Morales, news anchor for NBC Today, a Rutgers alumna who majored in journalism and Latin American studies.
This is a segment from Our Revolutionary Spirit, a short film produced for Rutgers’ 250th anniversary. The film tells the stories of Rutgers trailblazers, blending archival photos and footage with narrators, scenes, and stories from the Rutgers of today.
WATCH OTHER SEGMENTS
Our Revolutionary Spirit is available in both a full-length version and as individual segments. Other segments from Our Revolutionary Spirit feature these stories: Simeon De Witt, a 1776 alumnus who served as George Washington’s geographer during the Revolutionary War; microbiologist Selman Waksman, winner of the Nobel Prize; Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman; sculptor George Segal; Lt. Gen. Flora Darpino, the Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Army; and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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