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You Don't Have to Ride Jim Crow!

Jean Birkenstein Washington

Boston Herald

MSNBC feature

Robin Washington

Irene Morgan, 1917-2007
Articles on Irene Morgan
Before Rosa Parks, there was Irene Morgan, Aug. 15, 2007
Civil rights pioneer finally recognized Boston Herald, Aug. 6, 2000

The following are more of Robin's columns and other writings. He considers the first two as probably his best work ever.


Why we buried our mom in a pet cemetery
Published in both the Boston Herald, July 26, 2003, and the Chicago Sun-Times, July 27, 2003

Perspectives on the Million Man March:
For Black Jews, a Second Day of Atonement Can Bridge a Gulf

Published in both the Los Angeles Times, Oct. 13, 1995, and The Boston Globe, Oct. 14, 1995

Editorials on avoiding de facto segregation in Duluth Public Schools
from the Duluth News Tribune, 2007:
Two-school plan must not foster segregation, May 24
Move new two-high school boundary to Lake Avenue, June 15
Time for School Board to vote, not delay, June 19
School Board does its part ó goal now is excellence, June 21

Double names can lead to trouble
Duluth News Tribune, July 12, 2006

One-time Mrs. Clarence Thomas showed class during adversity
Duluth News Tribune, May 6, 2007

Nelsonís slavery gaffe outranks Imus
Duluth News Tribune, April 12, 2007

Anniversaries not needed for those who lived abuse crisis
Duluth News Tribune, Jan. 26, 2007

Black Jews, rejoice: It's going to be a bright week
Aired on National Public Radio's "News & Notes" with Ed Gordon, Dec. 26, and published in the Duluth News Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Baltimore Sun and many other newspapers via Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services, Dec. 28-31, 2005

Rosa Parks: A personal memory and appreciation
Duluth News Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Bay State Banner, Oct. 25, 26, 27, 2005

After 50 years, nation comes closer to truth behind shameful killing that sparked social change
Duluth News Tribune, Aug. 28, 2005

Summer traveler visits issues - and another Duluth
Duluth News Tribune, Sept. 22, 2005

Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah- uh, holidays. With rice.
Duluth News Tribune blog, Nov. 29, 2004, and Dayton Daily News, Dec. 10, 2004

Elusive Kerry still hard to figure,
Duluth News Tribune, Jul. 25, 2004

Voters have spoken, darn it
Boston Herald, March 17, 2001

Neo-Nazis make even less sense with Leo Felton
Boston Herald, June 30, 2001

Boston mag heads into trouble
Boston Herald, April 6, 1998


Shouldn't be long until this offensive Diary is history
Boston Herald, Sept. 30, 1998

'World' of difference - WGBH salutes pioneering African-American artists' legacies
Boston Herald, Feb. 1, 1999

"Roads Scholar" columns:

Lost in the city
Boston Herald, Sept. 10, 1998

For Robin's final Roads Scholar column, click here.

Articles on the Catholic Church abuse scandal:

Shanley verdict: Reasonable doubt ignored by jury tarnishes any victory
Knight Ridder Newspapers, Feb. 2005

Confession: Ex-Haverhill priest admits he molested kids for years
Boston Herald, Jan. 26, 2002

Years later, some charge sexual abuse by nuns
Boston Herald, June 3, 2002

Church movement seen forming
Boston Herald, Oct. 13, 2002

Accuser wrongly maligned; Church ignored facts in probe of Foster case
Boston Herald, Dec. 13, 2002

For the latest on the clergy abuse scandal, click here.

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