To anyone viewing the RAAA Crowdfunding website supporting the Rutgers Class of 1971 Project to Build Paul Robeson Plaza, it is very clear as to why the RAAA Members and Supporters are referred to as the "Keepers of the Legacy". The RAAA called on their loyal network to rally behind a tribute that publicly proclaims the courage, honor and vision that Paul Robeson brought to the world.
Your enthusiastic response to this campaign will ensure that the people of the world will learn of Paul Robeson's global contributions to social justice, human rights, the pursuit of peace and much more. Your involvement has ensured that future generations will be inspired not only by the life and legacy of Paul Robeson, but also by viewing the paver inscriptions and realizing that it was you or your organizations that rose to the challenge of supporting this eternal tribute to one of the most significant and influential people of the 20th century.
As I have expressed before, when pondering the life of Paul Robeson, it's as if he ran and won a marathon race while carrying a 100 pound weight. What he accomplished, and especially considering the period of time in which he lived, is extraordinary. Almost unimaginable.
The Rutgers Class of 1971 commends your commitment to: "STAND WITH ROBEY". Looking forward to seeing everyone on April 9, 2019 when we dedicate Paul Robeson Plaza at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Take pride in knowing that you helped make this happen. Thank you.
Jim Savage, Chair
Rutgers Class of 1971 Milestone Campaign Committee to Build Paul Robeson Plaza.