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.
Dr. Carol Kelley speaking, with Principal Chmiel sitting on the left.
Mrs. Olive Giles performs Lift Every Voice and Sing
Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
Mrs. Shirely Satterfield, historian, and Mrs. Olive Giles
The pew where Paul Robeson and his family worshipped is now on display at Princeton High School.
Mr. Rashone Johnson, Ms. Joy Barnes-Johnson, and Ms. Bethany Siddiqu.
Dr. Cecelia B. Hodges
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