Mayor Jim Cahill, City of New Brunswick
Dr. C. Roy Epps, President/CEO, Civic League of Greater New Brunswick
Dr. Aubrey Johnson, Superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools
Dr. Felicia McGinty, Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration and Planning,
Pastor Conway Cornelius Johnson, Jr., Sharon Baptist Church
Dedication Ceremony for Paul Robeson Boulevard
12 p.m. Monday, June 24
Corner of Baldwin Street and Paul Robeson Boulevard, New Brunswick, NJ
An outdoor dedication ceremony for the newly-named Paul Robeson Boulevard will be
held at the corner of Baldwin Street and Paul Robeson Boulevard, near a newly-installed
Paul Robeson Boulevard street sign.
Eighteen new signs were installed along the entire length of the road (formerly
Commercial Avenue) to reflect the name change.
Robeson (1898-1976) was the third African-American student to enroll at Rutgers, and
while there, was a star pupil and athlete that graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of
1919. In the years that followed, Robeson went on to achieve great fame in music, acting
and culture and was a champion for social justice and a respected figure in contemporary
This endeavor was a collaboration among the City of New Brunswick, the Civic League,
the New Brunswick Board of Education, Rutgers University, Holy Family Parish and
Sharon Baptist Church. It is in celebration of the legacy of Paul Robeson and on the
occasion of the centennial anniversary of his graduation from Rutgers University.