Services will be held June 22 for attorney, historian and author Edward W. Robinson Jr.,
Robinson died June 13, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. He was 94.
He mentored many African-American leaders in Philadelphia.
As an author, he wrote “Journey of the Songhai People” and “Twas the Night before Kwanzaa.” He also produced CDs and DVDs such as “Black Rhapsody” and “The Songhai Princess.” As a curriculum specialist, he designed an infused African history course for the Philadelphia School District, and the secondary and group leader curricula for the highly successful d’Zert Club. At the time of his death, he was working on the crown jewel of his works, a full-length motion picture called, “Whispers of the Medallion.”
As an attorney and entrepreneur, Robinson was the past-president of the Provident Home Life Insurance Company, a former member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank, deputy secretary of the State of Pennsylvania and assistant managing director of the City of Philadelphia.
At age 80, Robinson produced a “Tri-Racial Comparative Time Line” which was commissioned by the national Keystone Mercy Health Corporation. He has produced numerous documentaries, including a series sponsored by 7-Eleven Stores (Southland Corporation). He has created an art gallery consisting of “The 100 Most Notable Africans and African Americans” together with a 400-word biography of each.
Services will be held June 22 at AME Union Church, 1614 West Jefferson Street. Viewing is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services begin at 11. Burial is in Merion Memorial Park, W. Rock Hill Road and Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd.