The answer is Alfred ‘Skip’ Robinson…
So how can a gun-toting, handsome, charismatic and dynamic leader with a silver tongue who led a 70,000 member organization (the United League of Mississippi) which effectively took on the Ku Klux Klan and the White Power System in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in the 1970s and 80s be forgotten about by history and by those who he tried to liberate from oppression? How can a person who was an in demand orator and whose courageous exploits (which included shootouts with the KKK, protesting police brutality and effectively boycotting White owned businesses that discriminated against Black folks) headlined major newspapers and who was the subject of dozens of mainstream media interviews and profiles and who won a prestigious internationally recognized award (the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award) for his innovative revolutionary work seemingly vanish from the annals of American Civil Rights Movement and Black Liberation History???
I wasn’t aware of Alfred ‘Skip’ Robinson until July 2011 when I visited the Ida B. Wells Museum in his old stomping grounds of Holly Springs, MS, where I was informed by the volunteer tour guide, Charles Richmond, of this unsung legend…But since that day I could never forget him and neither will you…
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