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Michael Harlan Washington

educator , historian , consultant , organizer , author

Michael Harlan Washington, American historian, educator, consultant, author, community organizer. Recipient Appreciation award, Fishermen's Concerned Citizens Plaqucmens Parish, Louisiana; Development grantee, Kentucky Council Higher Education, 1979-1980.


Washington, Michael Harlan was born on September 25, 1950 in Cincinnati. Son of Herbert William and Willa Alice (Battle) Washington.


Associate of Arts, Raymond Walters College, 1971. Bachelor of Science, University Cincinnati, 1973. Master of Education, University Cincinnati, 1974.

Doctor of Education, University Cincinnati, 1984.


Social education director Fleischmanns Boy's Clubs Greater Cincinnati, 1972—1974. Instructor reading Veterans Upward Bound Program University Cincinnati, 1974, assistant director Employees Developmental Education Program, 1974—1976, instructional specialist Center Development Education, 1974—1979. Associate professor history Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, since 1980, foundation, director Afro-American Studies Program, since 1986.

Consultant Various Organizations.


Christian faith rests not on our own feelings, but on the promises of a faithful God.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Active Williams Young Men’s Christian Association, Cincinnati, since 1979. Assistant football coach Finneytown Parent Boosters, 1980—1983, head coach, 1985. Founder, Minority Student Leadership award Northern Kentucky University, Minority Retention Scholarship Fund, 1986.

Member of American Association of University Professors, Youth Against Militarism (founder), College Reading Association, Kentucky Association Teachers History, United States Tang-soo-do Federation, Phi Alpha Theta.


Married Sandra LaVonne Walker, September 23, 1972. Children: Michael Junior, Milo Robeson.

Herbert William Washington

Willa Alice (Battle) Washington

Sandra LaVonne Walker

Michael Junior Washington

Milo Robeson Washington


Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.