President’s Circle Featuring Lynne Robinson

Throughout Women’s History Month 2023, the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of ASALH will give a brief feature on a female Branch member or a family member of the Branch member.

Lynne Robinson, CEO & Executive Producer of Black Robin Media

Award-winning producer, director and writer known for her commitment to empowering and inspiring audiences through stories of women and African Americans who have shaped our world.

With an expertise in history, pop culture, sports, and public affairs, she has produced a multitude of programming for networks including PBS, the Smithsonian Channel, BET, TV One, Audible Originals, YouTube Originals, Discovery, National Geographic, AspireTV and NBA Entertainment. 

Her recent works include directing the 2023 BET documentary BLACK+ICONIC: Style Gods hosted by award-winning actor, singer, producer, playwright and activist Billy Porter and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Firelight Films. She was an executive producer of the 2022 MPT and Firelight Films documentaries Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom and Becoming Frederick Douglass, which both aired on PBS.

Robinson executive produced Black Robin Media’s 2021 Smithsonian Channel documentary Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters currently streaming on Paramount Plus and Amazon Prime. She also directed and produced the 2021 Audible Originals Daymond John: Founding FUBU, and is the executive producer and director of the films and media being produced by Black Robin Media for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture’s upcoming exhibition Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures from the Past, Present and Beyondopening in March 2023.  

Robinson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She has been active in several organizations committed to the growth and promotion of our youth, including serving as a member of the Washington D.C. chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, a founding board member of the City Collegiate Public Charter School, and a former board member of the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English Literature. 

* Lynne Robinson is the daughter of Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch Member, Sylvia Robinson.

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