Max Robinson, A Pioneer of Black Journalism

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.

 

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.

 

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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