HISTORY

Spotlight on Chicago Artist, Teacher, Civil Rights Activist Jean Birkenstein Washington

“Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.” — Alice Walker

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Sibylle Bearskin, Robin Washington’s foster sister. Photo credit: Kimberly Kosmatka
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Robin Washington adjusts painting from the show. Photo credit: Kimberly Kosmatka.
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Robin Washington studies portrait of himself (L) painted by Jean. Photo: Kimberly Kosmatka
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Jean’s activist efforts were in the papers and Jet magazine. Photo by the author.
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Winter scene in Chicago. Photo by the author.

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