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Today is the start of black history month and the Paul Robeson house museum in West Philadelphia is now mortgage free as came into use community affairs reporter Terry Greg tells us caretakers have big plans to keep the civil rights leader's legacy alive located at the corner of fifteenth a wall at the house that Jason a ministry of building are now debt free safeguards us because with the kind of loan that was taken out anybody could have come in and bought it from under a local Michael is exactly directed the Paul Robeson healthy them is that if Paul Rogosin lived a quiet life is out of the corner house for a decade a lot of people didn't really realize that he was here he would be out on the porch a walking in the neighborhood popular civil rights leader singer athlete actor took refuge in the city after he was blackballed during the McCarthy era he died in nineteen seventy six and his family of those who knew him fought to save his house and legacy Michael says they raise over twenty grand a year to pay off the property they can focus on next steps to begin to repair some things Mike was part of a large a number of programs in the space including a chess club book signings another event allowing people to come in and just enjoy it museum is home to a number of exhibits for details go to cable news radio