For over three decades, attorney (and now ACLU Deputy Legal Director) Jeffery Robinson has devoted his career to racial justice. In recent years, he has travelled the country speaking hard truths about race in America. “Our history,” he tells audiences, “has been stolen from us.” Weaving heartbreak, humor, passion, and rage, Robinson takes us through this stolen history, showing us how the legacy of slavery and U.S. imperialism impacts every aspect of our society.
A trial lawyer by training, Robinson has crafted a powerful closing argument, exhorting his listeners to acknowledge where we come from and face who we are. His words lay bare an all-but-forgotten past, as well as our shared responsibility to create a better country in our lifetimes.