Self-Explanatory 🙂 . Thanks again for publishing my photo, @DCist. Plus, an oral history project about Marion Barry, a question about empty storefronts, and more in the news. Source: Go Home Already: Hill ‘Party House’ To Meet The Board Of Zoning: DCist
General John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a general in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a State Senator, a Congressman, and a U.S. Senator and was …
The image is of the iconic Whitman Walker Health (@WhitmanWalker) on 14th Street NW in Washington, DC, lit in the colors of the transgender pride flag, immediately following 2017 Capital TransPride, of which Whitman Walker is a presenting sponsor.
Given the location, in one of the busiest corridors in our nation’s capital, the sight is as stunning and meaningful as was the lighting of the White House in the colors of the LGBTQ Pride flag.
It’s not the first time Whitman Walker has led, as you can see from this 2007 photograph that I took:
The historic Carnegie Library in Washington, DC, is about to get a very innovative tenant in Apple, Inc – one that celebrates people who change the world. It’s therefore fitting that it was the location for 2017’s Heroes Gala.
It also caused me to take a few extra photos of the structure, since it will be transformed soon.
Since this blog is about what I learned yesterday.
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” (probably misattributed to Lao Tzu)
Washington, DC, USA has a natural release valve for the times when people need to be in the present – you don’t have to walk very far to spend time with the spirits and the ancestors.
And then you walk a little farther to see the future being born.
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.
As the title of the post says, this neighborhood and the ones surrounding it were deemed “obsolete” by the then The National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1950, with the recommendation that they be completely be re-faced. (Was your neighborhood “obsolete” in 1950? – Greater Greater Washington). These neighborhoods were supposed to be destroyed by a grand highway (they weren’t). They were supposed to be skipped over for Metro access (they weren’t due to community activism). They were supposed to be neglected by city administrators who lived in places very far away, with different ideas about diversity and inclusion (they were).