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Randall Robinson is an internationally respected social justice advocate and best-selling author. Until recently a professor of human rights law at Penn State University, Robinson in 1979 established TransAfrica, the mandate of which was to promote enlightened, progressive US policies towards Africa and the Caribbean. He created – and hosts – the human rights public television program “World On Trial”, during which international juries vote on world governments’ adherence to international human rights law. With reference to U.S. domestic policy, Robinson has been sounding the alarm regarding the proliferation of privately owned, money-making prisons and jails, and questions whether U.S. federal, state and local governments’ collaboration with these “businesses” constitutes a violation of international human rights law.

As president of TransAfrica, Robinson frequently testified before Congress on U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. He led the Free South Africa Movement – a nationwide campaign to end apartheid in South Africa. His 1994 campaign to end military rule in Haiti included a 27-day hunger strike that led to the US-led multinational operation that returned to power Haiti’s first democratically elected – but violently overthrown – government. And he spearheaded a range of other campaigns to ensure more constructive US policies toward Africa and the Caribbean.

Robinson believes that there is a connection between the dehumanizing portrayal of blacks in the media and the ease with which police shoot unarmed blacks. He classifies the widespread imprisonment of non- violent minorities as a threat to America’s socio-economic stability. And he urges Americans to demand that any person seeking their support for any elected office first declare their position on the ethically corrosive phenomenon of prisons being run as privately owned, money-making enterprises in America.

Robinson’s non-fiction works include Defending the Spirit; The Debt – What America Owes to Blacks; The Reckoning – What Blacks Owe to Each Other; Quitting America – The Departure of a Black Man from his Native Land; Unbroken Agony – Haiti: From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President. He is also the author of the novel MAKEDA.

He is a graduate of Virginia Union University and Harvard Law School, and some nineteen universities have conferred upon him honorary Ph.D’s in recognition of his work in the area of social justice advocacy. Among the other institutions that have honored him are the United Nations, the Congressional Black Caucus, Harvard University, Essence, ABC News (Person of the Week), The Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Change, the NAACP, and Ebony, to mention a few. The Government of South Africa has conferred upon him the highest honor permissible to a non-citizen of South Africa, in recognition of his efforts to end apartheid. And the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, New York, named him a 2017 medalist in honor of his work in the area of human rights.

Robinson has presented his views and policy recommendations on such networks and shows as Nightline, CNN, CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, Democracy Now, NPR, NBC Nightly News, ABC’s World News Tonight, The Today Show, C-Span, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Charlie Rose Show, and other leading American television programs. Robinson is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

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Makeda

Makeda

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President

An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President

Quitting America

Quitting America

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America

Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America

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  • THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS

    The word “reparations” triggers strong, visceral reactions in many Americans. This is entirely normal in light of the four centuries of misunderstanding, misinformation, and essential distrust that have, with individual exceptions of course, bedeviled relations between black and white America. The U.S. educational system has ensured that very few Americans – black or white – know very much about either the 247 years of American slavery or the 100 years of government-enshrined, devastating anti-black laws that followed. What everyone CAN see, however, without having a clue as to the underlying causes, are the dramatic and glaring human costs of this 347-year reality. We are, nonetheless, the United States of America. In an increasingly globalized world, a world of rapid ascendency on the part of many formerly “non-dominant” nations, it behooves all Americans, if we wish to live in an internally strong and stable nation, to find a way, as President Lyndon Johnson urged, to “bind up our wounds . . . heal our history . . . and make this nation whole.” The first step along this path must be truth – delivered without rancor, received without rage. The second step should be reason – entered into as sentient, humane beings. And the third would be action – mutually agreed upon out of a respect for self, for the other, for the nation. On many levels, our nation is in need of healing. And a calm discussion of the basis and meaning of reparations can help in our quest to, at last, create a more perfect union.

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Randall Robinson Biography

Randall Robinson is an internationally respected social justice advocate and best-selling author. Until recently a professor of human rights law at Penn State University, Robinson in 1979 established TransAfrica, the mandate of which was to promote enlightened, progressive US policies towards Africa and the Caribbean. He created – and hosts – the human rights public television program “World On Trial”, during which international juries vote on world governments’ adherence to international human rights law. With reference to U.S. domestic policy, Robinson has been sounding the alarm regarding the proliferation of privately owned, money-making prisons and jails, and questions whether U.S. federal, state and local governments’ collaboration with these “businesses” constitutes a violation of international human rights law.

As president of TransAfrica, Robinson frequently testified before Congress on U.S. policies toward Africa and the Caribbean. He led the Free South Africa Movement – a nationwide campaign to end apartheid in South Africa. His 1994 campaign to end military rule in Haiti included a 27-day hunger strike that led to the US-led multinational operation that returned to power Haiti’s first democratically elected – but violently overthrown – government. And he spearheaded a range of other campaigns to ensure more constructive US policies toward Africa and the Caribbean.

Robinson believes that there is a connection between the dehumanizing portrayal of blacks in the media and the ease with which police shoot unarmed blacks. He classifies the widespread imprisonment of non- violent minorities as a threat to America’s socio-economic stability. And he urges Americans to demand that any person seeking their support for any elected office first declare their position on the ethically corrosive phenomenon of prisons being run as privately owned, money-making enterprises in America.

Robinson’s non-fiction works include Defending the Spirit; The Debt – What America Owes to Blacks; The Reckoning – What Blacks Owe to Each Other; Quitting America – The Departure of a Black Man from his Native Land; Unbroken Agony – Haiti: From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President. He is also the author of the novel MAKEDA.

He is a graduate of Virginia Union University and Harvard Law School, and some nineteen universities have conferred upon him honorary Ph.D’s in recognition of his work in the area of social justice advocacy. Among the other institutions that have honored him are the United Nations, the Congressional Black Caucus, Harvard University, Essence, ABC News (Person of the Week), The Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Change, the NAACP, and Ebony, to mention a few. The Government of South Africa has conferred upon him the highest honor permissible to a non-citizen of South Africa, in recognition of his efforts to end apartheid. And the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, New York, named him a 2017 medalist in honor of his work in the area of human rights.

Robinson has presented his views and policy recommendations on such networks and shows as Nightline, CNN, CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, Democracy Now, NPR, NBC Nightly News, ABC’s World News Tonight, The Today Show, C-Span, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Charlie Rose Show, and other leading American television programs. Robinson is available in partnership with Collective Speakers.

Randall Robinson Videos

  • Randall Robinson, is an African-American lawyer, author and ...
  • Randall Robinson: Speaking on President Aristide, Haiti, and Hillary...

Randall Robinson Books

Randall Robinson Speaking Topics

  • THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS

    The word “reparations” triggers strong, visceral reactions in many Americans. This is entirely normal in light of the four centuries of misunderstanding, misinformation, and essential distrust that have, with individual exceptions of course, bedeviled relations between black and white America. The U.S. educational system has ensured that very few Americans – black or white – know very much about either the 247 years of American slavery or the 100 years of government-enshrined, devastating anti-black laws that followed. What everyone CAN see, however, without having a clue as to the underlying causes, are the dramatic and glaring human costs of this 347-year reality. We are, nonetheless, the United States of America. In an increasingly globalized world, a world of rapid ascendency on the part of many formerly “non-dominant” nations, it behooves all Americans, if we wish to live in an internally strong and stable nation, to find a way, as President Lyndon Johnson urged, to “bind up our wounds . . . heal our history . . . and make this nation whole.” The first step along this path must be truth – delivered without rancor, received without rage. The second step should be reason – entered into as sentient, humane beings. And the third would be action – mutually agreed upon out of a respect for self, for the other, for the nation. On many levels, our nation is in need of healing. And a calm discussion of the basis and meaning of reparations can help in our quest to, at last, create a more perfect union.

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  • How to book Randall Robinson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Randall Robinson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Randall Robinson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Randall Robinson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Randall Robinson?

    Booking fees for Randall Robinson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Randall Robinson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Randall Robinson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Randall Robinson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Randall Robinson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Randall Robinson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Randall Robinson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Randall Robinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS. The estimated speaking fee range to book Randall Robinson for your event is available upon request. Randall Robinson generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Zogby, Sheryl WuDunn, Raj Patel and Sonia Nazario. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Randall Robinson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Randall Robinson Speaker Videos

  • Randall Robinson, is an African-American lawyer, author and ...
    Randall Robinson: Speaking on President Aristide, Haiti, and Hillary ...

Randall Robinson Speaking Topics

  • THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS

    The word “reparations” triggers strong, visceral reactions in many Americans. This is entirely normal in light of the four centuries of misunderstanding, misinformation, and essential distrust that have, with individual exceptions of course, bedeviled relations between black and white America. The U.S. educational system has ensured that very few Americans – black or white – know very much about either the 247 years of American slavery or the 100 years of government-enshrined, devastating anti-black laws that followed. What everyone CAN see, however, without having a clue as to the underlying causes, are the dramatic and glaring human costs of this 347-year reality. We are, nonetheless, the United States of America. In an increasingly globalized world, a world of rapid ascendency on the part of many formerly “non-dominant” nations, it behooves all Americans, if we wish to live in an internally strong and stable nation, to find a way, as President Lyndon Johnson urged, to “bind up our wounds . . . heal our history . . . and make this nation whole.” The first step along this path must be truth – delivered without rancor, received without rage. The second step should be reason – entered into as sentient, humane beings. And the third would be action – mutually agreed upon out of a respect for self, for the other, for the nation. On many levels, our nation is in need of healing. And a calm discussion of the basis and meaning of reparations can help in our quest to, at last, create a more perfect union.

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