Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil
From an email:
“Time to Consider Changing the Name of Woodrow Wilson High School:
Forum and Community Conversation on President Wilson’s Impact on D.C.
February 12, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The D.C. History and Justice Collective and the Wilson High School Diversity Task Force invite Wilson students, teachers, staff, alumni and neighbors, and residents of all eight wards to join a forum and community conversation on President Woodrow Wilson’s segregationist legacy in Washington. Is it time to change the school’s name?
President Wilson brought Jim Crow practices to the federal government, firing and demoting black employees who had found a road to advancement in the federal civil service. His racist employment practices decimated the black middle class in Washington in the early 20th century and fired up the segregation in housing and education that has kept many in the black community separate and unequal to this day. (more…)
Photo by Chief
From a press release:
“Today, the oldest synagogue built in Washington was relocated to its permanent home at the southeast corner of 3rd and F St., NW – above a portion of the Capitol Crossing parking garage – where it will become a centerpiece of the new Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum. The museum will sit across F St. from the historic Holy Rosary Church, which is part of the Capitol Crossing development. Since November of 2016, the 140-year-old building has been perched off of 3rd Street, NW, in anticipation of today’s journey.
The museum will be home to new state-of-the-art facilities, including expanded exhibition, education and programmatic offerings, that will provide insight into the heritage of the Washington-area Jewish community. (more…)
hahaha Oh My God this is great. Over the weekend I noted that, man, if you haven’t been around the Union Market/Near North East area in a bit, it’s tough to wrap your head around it. I suppose that sentiment could apply to many areas in D.C. but the contrasts are especially vivid here. Tim replied with the following youtube clip which is blowing my mind. For those not familiar with Spies Like Us – 1. it is awesome and 2. it was released in 1985.
My partner shared their ride home with me on Uber last night. My app wasn’t working, but I was able to follow it through my phone’s web browser. The map of DC that appeared when I opened it mentions quite a few neighborhoods that I’ve never heard of…from my very small amount of research, it looks like some of these names date all the way back to the 1800s. (more…)
Photos by Charles Benoit
Thanks to Charles for sharing these random shots from 10 years ago on 12th and H Street, NE.
“they were just a couple guys on horseback, riding around like it was the most normal thing”
14th and W St, NW
It’s with great sadness that I write to you that my beloved CVS pharmacist at the 2129 14th St NW location, Annie, recently passed away.
Last week when my prescriptions got messed up I angrily asked where Annie was because she’s the only one at this pharmacy that could get my medicines right. Admittedly, I have some annoying medicines that require extra work, special orders, and atypical amounts that trip up most pharmacists. But not Annie. Over some of these weird quirks and issues, I grew closer to her and really appreciated how hardworking she was and able to solve almost any issue with ease and a smile.
When I asked where she was, I received a strange answer from one of the technicians–“she’s not here anymore.” (more…)
This house is set to be renovated soon in Logan Circle. Wanted to capture these for posterity. Can’t say I’ve seen too many like them. Maybe I’m overthinking it but I liked the little artistic touch.
Prianka writes us:
“For anyone who works and/or lives in SW DC, our dear friend, Stanley Eubanks, who used to sit on the bench on the corner of 3rd and E, greeting everyone as they walk by, passed away yesterday. May we keep him and his family in our prayers, he will be missed.”
Photo by Emily Kennard
Thanks to Emily for sharing:
“On my way to work – and I ran into Lucien Bourdeau, an art teacher from NY, who came down to DC to pay his respects with a piece he painted.”