Whereas, “We today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us. We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.” (Benjamin E. Mays, “I Knew Carter G. Woodson.” Negro History Bulletin, March 1981, p. 21.), and

Whereas, Edgar Allen Brookins, II, was a beloved member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity who served as General and Circulation Manager for the Washington Afro American Newspaper, Washington, DC., and served as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ciera Brookins Lupus Educational Foundation, LLC, and

Whereas, Edgar Allen Brookins, II, was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and served with distinction in the Army. He was a constant supporter of the military community and was a proud member of the Ft. Myers Memorial Chapel where he planned the Annual Black History Program.

Whereas, Edgar Allen Brookins, II, served as chair of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s (ASALH) Black History Month Luncheon Marketing and Public Relations Committee for many years and also served as the Vice-chair of the National Marketing and Public Relations Committee. He was ASALH’s liaison with the DC pageant queens and ensured that they attended the luncheons to showcase their positions, talent, and community service. He was a member of and mentor to the ASALH National Development Committee offering sound counsel and advice. For his extraordinary service and commitment, he received the 2018 ASALH Council Award of Special Recognition, and

Whereas, ASALH, and people throughout this nation have sustained a great loss in the transition
of Edgar Allen Brookins, II, therefore be it

Resolved, that we eulogize his memory by bringing into our own lives that professionalism, coupled with commitment, power, great joy, and service that made his life a worthy pattern for our emulation, and that we earnestly try to live as unselfishly as did Edgar Allen Brookins, II, and be it further

Resolved, that ASALH express its sincere sympathy to the Brookins family, that we place a copy of this resolution in the permanent archives of ASALH, and that we also send a copy of this resolution to the Brookins family, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and to the Afro-American Newspaper: The Black Media Authority in order to demonstrate the high esteem in which we hold his life and memory.

Respectfully submitted,

The Officers and Members of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History

Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, President

December 18, 2021