Brookland is an amazing journey through African American History and the people who saved thousands of lives through medical science, helped create a Jewish State (Israel), changed entertainment, prevented Washington, DC from being turned into a 12-lane freeway, including most of present day Shaw, U Street, and Dupont Circle. They happened to be African American.
Lafayette Square, the site of everything from made-up cocaine purchases to strolls on the way to the future, is this week’s photo. Part of the series below. Enjoy. Continue reading→
I was recently contacted by Jennifer Linney, the publisher of the book POTUS Tweets, about using my photographs to illustrate the moments of history catalogued in the book.
President Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to tweet from the @POTUS Twitter handle, and he did so from May 18, 2015 to January 20, 2017. That Twitter handle will pass from president to president as terms end and terms begin, and the National Archives and Records Administration has preserved President Obama’s tweets in electronic format only, under a new Twitter handle: @POTUS44
Old-fashioned paper-and-ink girl that I am, I’ve compiled a book of those tweets.
All photographs are Creative Commons Licensed. Feel free to use.
If you peruse this blog or you know me, you know that I am always working to be an ally. If I have learned anything, it is to create a platform for others to lead, and then get out of the way.
Thank you to Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) for entertaining my suggestion to create a platform for the leaders coming home to Washington, DC USA with me.
Additional photos from Washington, DC are below as well.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (@HolocaustMuseum), opened in 1993, recently changed its no photography policy, and so, with a very good light sensitive camera, I went to take photographs, which I’m sharing (see below).
I’ve been several times before, and each time I learn and reflect more. In the intervening period of this visit, I’ve also been to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv.
This time, I thought about behavior change techniques, effectively used, to deny diverse people control of their destiny, and then their lives.