We sometimes think of D.C. as a liberal progressive city, but its history involves as much segregation as the South. Public schools in D.C. were segregated up until Brown v Board of Education (and D.C.’s similar case Bolling v. Sharpe) in 1954.
Signs saying I AM A MAN have been common in the recent Black Lives Matter protests, but the history of this phrase goes back more than 50 years.
For Valentine’s Day, we asked area photographers to tell us what they love about living in the DMV. Among the answers: the artists and performers, the parks, the quirky events, the architecture, unexpected moments, and, of course, the pandas.
Good snowstorms are a rarity in D.C., so people and animals came out to celebrate this week
“Hope” – it’s what we all need in these difficult times. This “hope” is a carving at the Eisenhower Memorial, one of many inspiring words found all over D.C. The surprising thing is that most of the memorial carvings have been done by three generations of a single family, the Bensons.
D.C. puts on a magnificent celebration every fourth year for the Inauguration, but this year is vastly different both because of the pandemic and the security provisions following the invasion of the Capitol on January 6th.
It’s hard to find the words to describe the sorrow and fear in the aftermath of the insurrection at the Capitol, during this time between January 6th and the upcoming Inauguration.
Frank Agbro loves music. He loves to make music, listen to music and even has his own show on WPFW. He loves music so much that he has started the “6ft Aparty” on his front porch in Mount Pleasant.
What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? It was a frightening and devastating year, and a time of reckoning. And yet, there were also moments of victory, peace, and quiet beauty. Twenty-one local photographers help us tell 2020’s story. Christopher Buoscio (Flickr; website) Bob Connolly (IG: bc_nola) Ben Eisendrath (IG: insomnigraphic)George… Continue reading
We’ve seen a lot of joy during this past year, but much more sorrow.