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JUST PLAIN BILL

POLITICAL PEARLS:

1. WHO IS BILL ROBINSON?

Answer: Graduate of Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA; 1960. Father of William Russell Robinson II and Nyota Namibia Robinson. Lifelong resident of the Hill District in Pittsburgh, PA. Graduate of The Ohio State University, BA in Political Science. MA in Political Science from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Luke Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA. Former Pittsburgh City Council Member. Lover of Jazz Music. Former member of The Ohio State University Track and Field Team. Owner of originally signed baseball by Roberto Clemente. Former political writer for The New Pittsburgh Courier.

2. How can you learn more about Bill Robinson's 22 years in elected office and 25 years in politics?

Answer: Written material - University of Pittsburgh Archives, Hillman Library. Memorabilia and pictures - Senator John Heinz/Pittsburgh Regional History Center.

3. What are seven good political books to read?

Answer: "The Debt; What America Owes to Blacks", Randall Robinson, Esq.

"We Have No Leaders, African Americans in the Post Civil Rights Era", Robert Smith, Ph.D.

"African Americans in Pennsylvania", Joe Trotter, Ph.D.

"ReElection: William Jefferson Clinton as a native-son presidential candidate", Hanes Walton, Jr., Ph.D.

"Black Politics and Black Political Behavior; A Linkage Analysis", Hanes Walton, Jr., Ph.D.

"The Prayer of Jabez", Bruce Wilkinson, Ph.D.

"Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics", Donna Brazile.

4. Who were Bill Robinson's political mentors?

Answer: Honorable Ronald V. Dellums, Honorable Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (Deceased), Honorable Maynard Jackson (Deceased), Mary Hunt (Deceased)and William Coleman (Deceased).

5. Who inspired Bill Robinson to enter politics and government?

Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower giving his first acceptance speech as the republivan nominee for President at the national convention.




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