Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko originally trained as an architect, until a chance conversation led to him discover the story of American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner Paul Robeson. It was a moment that would send him on a very different life path: one that has taken him around the world with his play Call Mr Robeson, including a visit to Dorchester in 2011.
In this presentation linked to the play, Aluko seeks to explain how better-known civil-rights figures are following in Robeson’s own footsteps. With recent developments in America and elsewhere, the journey’s end still remains elusive, and he asks, “which way now?”
Wednesday 23 May