Wed 23 May • Following Paul Robeson’s Footsteps

Following P Robeson's Footsteps

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?”



Shire Hall
Wednesday 23 May