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“Midtown Youth Academy lost its beloved curator and father this past weekend, Eugene THUNDER Hughes”

“Eugene, right, is pictured with Jeffrey, one of the Midtown Youth Academy’s boxing coaches and a graduate of Dr. Hughes’ program.” Photo by Danny Harris.

“Dear PoPville,

Midtown Youth Academy, the all purpose youth center located at 14th and W street NW lost its beloved curator and father this past weekend, Eugene THUNDER Hughes. Mr. Hughes was an incredible human, and his story is one that needs to be told throughout the district, especially as Midtown Youth Academy is attempting to raise funds to reopen this spring. Attached below, I have a video about the Academy, as I could go on for days about what an impact this man has had on our community for more then 40 years, let alone my personal life.”

Midtown Youth Academy: A Story of Perseverance from Kristen Monae on Vimeo.

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