MFJC’s Paul Robeson Awards
In honor of legendary actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976), the MJFC Department’s Paul Robeson Awards regularly recognizes some of the best work by student writers, directors, reporters, editors and producers, along with industry luminaries.
Past Paul Robeson Award professional honorees have included film directors Spike Lee, Gordon Parks Sr., Euzhan Palcy and Kasi Lemmons, media entrepreneur Cathy Hughes, and artists Harry Belafonte and Al Freeman Jr, director/writer (Selma) Ava DuVernay and cinematographer (and MJFC graduate) Bradford Young. In 2016, award-winning documentary filmmaker and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution;) received Paul Robeson Awards.
In addition, Paul Robeson Awards Student Showcase highlighted some of the best projects by MJFC undergraduate and graduate students.
2016 Paul Robeson Awards Student Showcase Video
2015 Paul Robeson Awards Student Showcase Video
In 2016, The Paul Robeson Awards and The Media, Journalism and Film Department honored, tribute and celebrated a career of distinguished retiree Professor S. Torriano Berry.
In 2015, The Paul Robeson Awards and The Media, Journalism and Film Department Honored and celebrated the careers of three of our distinguished retirees:
Dr. Bishetta Merritt, MJF Interim Chair and Professor
Professor Paula Matabane, Associate Professor
Dr. Lawrence Kaggwa, Professor