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  • News and Articles

    Click here for news from Minnesota’s Duluth News Tribune, the Boston Herald and other media

    Duluth New Tribune front page featuring story on tsunami
  • ‘You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow!’

    Documentary of the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation — the first Freedom Ride — and the Irene Morgan case. Written and Directed by Robin Washington. More info

    Photo of riders on the 'Journey of Reconciliation'
  • Speaking Engagements

    Robin Washington’s topics include the diversity of Judaism, media ethics and analysis, the origins of the Civil Rights Movement, the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal and many other subjects. For all, he encourages and elicits audience participation and engagement.

    Photo of Robin Washington in front of the Executive Office Building
  • Jean Birkenstein Washington

    Click here for a retrospective of the artist, civil rights activist and mathematician, 1926-2003.

    Photo of Robin Washington in front of the Executive Office Building

Robin Washington grew up in Chicago in a family of black and Jewish civil rights activists. Participating in sit-ins and protests when he was three years old, today he recalls those events fondly as “family outings.”

A nationally award-winning journalist, Washington has appeared as a commentator/guest on National Public Radio, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, CNN and the BBC. From 2004-14, he was with Minnesota’s Duluth News Tribune, where he was the top editor after serving earlier as news director and editorial page editor.

Before moving to Duluth — for the second time — Washington was a columnist for the Boston Herald, authoring the newspaper’s popular “Roads Scholar” and “Square Deal” features, and spent two years covering the Catholic Church clergy sexual abuse scandal, on which he still comments for numerous newspapers. He also worked on the Boston Herald sports staff.

Washington’s 30-year print and broadcast career includes previous positions as a publisher, editor, producer and on-air reporter.

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