Robert Meeropol, a progressive activist and author, has long campaigned with his brother, Michael, to uncover the truth about the case of their parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. They successfully sued in the 1970s to force the FBI and CIA to release 300,000 previously secret documents about the case. They are now requesting that the National Security Administration and National Archives release all records pertaining to Ethel Rosenberg, whom they wish to see exonerated.
After working as a professor of anthropology and an attorney, Robert founded the Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC) in 1990, serving as its Executive Director until 2013. A public foundation, the RFC has provided $8 million in support for the educational and emotional needs of children in the US, whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activism. The RFC also supports youth who have been targeted for their own activism. Robert’s memoir, An Execution In The Family, was published by St. Martin’s Press on the 50th anniversary of the Rosenbergs’ execution.
He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, graduated law school in 1985, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. He is on LinkedIn.