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RELEASE: HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST RANDALL ROBINSON, ESQ. AT THE WRIGHT MUSEUM FOR TWO-DAY EVENT SPECIAL

New "People's Lawyers" lecture series premieres with Robinson talk + book signing

Photo Credit: Lamar Lander

April 19, 2016 - DETROIT, MI: Attorney, author, professor and television series producer Randall Robinson will appear for two upcoming events April 23 and 24 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Robinson's first appearance takes place at the launch of the new Charles H. Houston People's Lawyer Series on Saturday, April 23. On Sunday, April 24 at the acclaimed Liberation Film Series, Robinson speaks on his most recent novel, Makeda, and hosts a book signing after the event.

Robinson, professor of law at Penn State Law School and creator, co-producer, and host of the public television human rights series "World on Trial," serves as the keynote speaker for both events.

"A curiosity about, and fascination with, African and African-American history is as vital to our strength as a community as oxygen and water are to human existence," said Robinson. "Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History feeds this curiosity and fascination and – most importantly - clears our path to self-knowledge, self-love and self-preservation."

The Charles Hamilton Houston People's Lawyers Series was inspired by Carl R. Edwards, Esq., Detroit attorney who established and expanded the People's Law School, a community-focused outreach forum in Michigan that evolved into a national model for replication. Edwards is to introduce Randall Robinson at the April 23 program, wherein Robinson speaks on "Reparations and The Prison Menace in Black America." On April 24, Robinson appears at the Liberation Film Series to discuss his most recent novel, Makeda, with a focus on Haiti and Mali. Part coming-of-age story, part spiritual journey, and part love story, Makeda is a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind. Also included are an excerpt of film Aristide and the Endless Revolution and book signing.

The People's Lawyers Series premiere event begins at 3 PM on April 23 and the Liberation Film Series with Makeda book signing begins at 3 PM on April 24. Both events are free and open to the public.

About Randall Robinson

Randall Robinson, Esq., (b. 6 July 1941), an internationally respected social justice advocate and best-selling author, is a professor of human rights law at Pennsylvania State University. In 1979, Robinson established TransAfrica, the mandate of which was to promote enlightened, progressive U.S. 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.

About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Founded in 1965 and located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center, The Wright Museum is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information, please visit TheWright.org.

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