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D.C. is often portrayed as a land of monuments and politicians. We want to show you something more. These are the stories that matter to us — about the city, its people, and the lives they lead — sometimes joyous, sometimes sad, often messy, but always interesting.

Juneteenth in D.C.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery. The holiday began in Galveston,Texas in 1865, but this is only the second year that it has been observed as a Federal holiday. There were celebrations and reflections throughout D.C. – here are a few of them: Chocolate City Festival Organized by the civil rights group Harriet’s Wildest Dreams,…

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Pride festivities are back!

After the Pride festival weekend was cancelled in 2020 and limited in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are delighted that the full festivities came back last weekend, as huge crowds watched the parade and attended the festival. ©Miki Jourdan ©Victoria Pickering ©Rob Klug ©Rob Klug ©Miki Jourdan ©Rob Klug ©Miki Jourdan ©Rob Klug ©Victoria…

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The Lincoln at 100

The Lincoln Memorial is central to the cultural, political, tourist, and recreational life of D.C. It’s just reached its 100th anniversary, serving as the site of many historic events along with daily crowds.

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