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Photo of Dr. Kelley and Mr. Chmiel

On the Friday before spring break, students and honored guests had the opportunity to dedicate the historic and newly refurbished pew belonging to Paul Robeson. The pew, in its refurbished state, can be seen and appreciated in the PHS guidance suite. Thank you to everyone who participated in this inspiring ceremony.

After a welcome by Principal Chmiel, Mrs. Olive Giles performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing," followed by remarks by Superintendent Carol Kelley. Congratulations were offered to the PHS students who received the Paul Robeson Scholarship:

  • Sheena Ash
  • Mojisola Ayodele
  • Joycelyn Brobbey
  • Christopher Foreman, Jr.
  • Jealyn Vega Ramos
  • Asma Qureshi

Mrs. Shirley Satterfield and Dr. Cecelia B. Hodges spoke about the history of the pew. The PHS Chamber Choir performed. Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and Board Member of the Paul Robeson House of Princeton made concluding remarks. The event was sponsored by PRESSA and PREA.

Photo of Dr. Kelley and Mr. Chmiel

Dr. Carol Kelley speaking, with Principal Chmiel sitting on the left.

Photo of Olive Giles

Mrs. Olive Giles performs Lift Every Voice and Sing 

photo of Reverent Mjumbe

Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church 

Mrs. Satterfield and Mr. Giles

Mrs. Shirely Satterfield, historian, and Mrs. Olive Giles 

Photo of Participants
Photo of Paul Robeson's Pew

The pew where Paul Robeson and his family worshipped is now on display at Princeton High School.

Photo of Paul Robeson Pew Event

 Mr. Rashone Johnson, Ms. Joy Barnes-Johnson, and Ms. Bethany Siddiqu.

Photo of participants at dedication
Photo of Principal Chmiel

Principal Chmiel

Photo of Dr. Cecelia B. Hodges

Dr. Cecelia B. Hodges 

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