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Max Robinson, A Pioneer of Black Journalism

April 1, 2018

 

As part of Whitman-Walker’s 40th anniversary, officially January 13, 2018, we’re sharing 40 stories to help tell the narrative of Whitman-Walker in community. Please meet Max Robinson, the first African American broadcast network news anchor in the US and a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. Max is the namesake of Whitman-Walker’s Anacostia health center. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Max Robinson Center in southeast DC.

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In recognition of Black History Month, Whitman-Walker Health and PNC Bank co-hosted “Pioneers of Black Journalism: Honoring the Legacy of Max Robinson” – a panel discussion featuring Max’s network colleagues and family. The panel included Maureen Bunyan, Bruce Johnson, and Max’s son, Mark Robinson, of the Montgomery County Sentinel. Max’s Eyewitness News Co-Anchor, Gordon Peterson, served as the panel moderator.

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Learn more about Max’s story through the documented panel discussion! Special thanks to DCTV for capturing the event and The Lincoln Theatre for hosting us!

 

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