About the Program
Randall Robinson has written five non-fiction books:
Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America (1998); The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks (2000); The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other (2002); Quitting America: The Departure of a Black Man from His Native Land (2004); An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President (2007).
He has also written the novel Makeda (2011).
Randall Robinson is the founder and president emeritus of TransAfrica, which monitors legislative activities and lobbies for more progressive U. S. foreign policy toward developing nations. Mr. Robinson is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at The Dickinson School of Law at Penn State. He's received humanitarian awards from UNICEF, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Congressional Black Caucus, among others. And his numerous television appearances include The Charlie Rose Show, Today, The Tom Joyner Show, the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and Meet the Press.