Randall Robinson Lawyer

Randall Robinson (born 6 July 1941) is an African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted as the founder of TransAfrica. He is known particularly for his impassioned opposition to South African apartheid, and for his advocacy on behalf of Haitian immigrants and Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Robinson was born in Richmond, Virginia to Maxie Cleveland Robinson and Doris Robinson Griffin, both teachers. The late ABC News anchorman, Max Robinson, was his elder brother. He graduated from Virginia Union University, and earned a law degree at Harvard Law School. He also has an older sister, actress Jewel Robinson and a younger sister, Pastor Jean Robinson. Both sisters live and work in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his first wife had a daughter, Anike Robinson, who is a teacher and artist, and a son, Jabari Robinson. He is married to Hazel Ross-Robinson, his second wife, and they have a daughter named Khalea Ross Robinson. Robinson founded the TransAfrica Forum in 1977, which-according to its mission statement-serves as a "major research, educational and organizing institution for the African-American community, offering constructive analysis concerning U.S.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 6th, 1941
Nationality
South Africa,United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Virginia , United States of America
pop. 8,260,405 (2013)

Family

Parents
Siblings

Education

1. Virginia Union University Colleges/University

Virginia Union University (VUU) is a historically black university located in Richmond, Virginia, United States. It took its present name in 1899 upon the merger of two older schools, Richmond Theological Institute and Wayland Seminary, each founded after the end of American Civil War by the American Baptist Home Mission Society. VUU's 84-acre (34 ha) campus is located at 1500 North Lombardy Street in Richmond's North Side.

Type Private university
Endowment
2010. 23.3 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1865
Headquarters
1500 N Lombardy St, 23220 - Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduates
2010. 1,303
2009. 1,307
Postgraduates
2010. 364
Acceptance rate
2010. 75.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 13.3 K $
Official web page www.vuu.edu
Wikipedia article

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People attended Virginia Union University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1921., Lawyer
b. 1941., Pastor
b. 1938., Politician
b. 1939., Journalist
b. 1945., Politician
b. 1961., Politician
b. 1963., Basketball Center

2. Harvard University Colleges/University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
September 8th, 1636
Headquarters
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
Postgraduates
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
Official web page www.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

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Notable alumni by career
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Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1944., Lawyer
b. 1943., Lawyer
b. 1939., Lawyer
b. 1940., Lawyer
b. 1944., Lawyer
b. 1936., Lawyer
b. 1938., Lawyer
b. 1936., Lawyer

3. Harvard Law School Colleges/University

Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world.

Type Private school
Institution colors
Founded
1817
Headquarters
1525 Mass Ave., 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Postgraduates
2013. 1,727
2011. 1,733
Acceptance rate
2013. 15.6 %
Official web page www.law.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended Harvard Law School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1941., Lawyer
b. 1944., Lawyer
b. 1943., Lawyer
b. 1936., Lawyer
b. 1946., Lawyer
b. 1938., Lawyer
b. 1943., Lawyer
b. 1943., Lawyer

4. Norfolk State University Colleges/University

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts, historically black university located in Norfolk, Virginia. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Virginia High-Tech Partnership.

Type Public university
Institution colors
Founded
1935
Headquarters
700 Park Ave, 23504 - Norfolk, Virginia
Undergraduates
2010. 6,131
2009. 6,156
Postgraduates
2010. 833
Acceptance rate
2010. 65.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 6.7 K $
2010. 6.33 K $
2009. 5.87 K $
2008. 5.56 K $
Official web page www.nsu.edu
Wikipedia article

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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Norfolk State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1944., Politician
b. 1944., Actor
b. 1944., American Football Safety
b. 1938., Teacher
b. 1942., Basketball Center
b. 1939., Coach
b. 1985., Olympic athlete
b. 1971., Olympic athlete

Organizations founded

1. TransAfrica

Organization

Date funded

July 1st, 1977

Official web page

Lidership history

Nicole Lee
- Director

Wikiedia article

TransAfrica is an advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. that seeks to influence the foreign policy of the United States concerning African and Caribbean countries and all African diaspora groups. They are a research, education, and advocacy center for activism focusing on social, economic and political conditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America and other parts of the African Diaspora. They are the largest and oldest social justice organization in the United States that focuses on the African world. They have served as a major research, educational, and organizing institution for the African and African Descendant communities and the U.S. public in general.

Board members

Written work

1.The emancipation of Wakefield Clay

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1978. at London

2.Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America

Memoir
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1998. at New York City
1998. by Dutton Adult
Randall Robinson

3.The debt

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. at New York City (262 pages)

4.Quitting America

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. at New York City (245 pages)

5.An Unbroken Agony

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Basic Civitas at New York City (288 pages)

Wikipedia

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