Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day

Dr. King said, "We must all learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools."
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Some friends and I decided that we should spend the holiday right by taking advantage of all the Civil Rights and Black American history is D.C. So, we ventured down to Anacostia (a dream come-true!!) to the Community Museum and to the Frederick Douglass House. We went to the National Cathedral for the Martin Luther King Celebration with some amazing performances ranging from traditional African dances and drums, an amazing violin performance, a cool unity speech by a Rabbi, a Christian Preacher, and a Muslim sahib, and just the experience of being in such an amazing cathedral! Then, we finished it up with a stop at the American History museum for a reenactment of the 1960 sit-in at the Woolworth's counter in Greensboro, NC. So, there was a lot of singing and clapping and experiencing. It was a huge success! And, get this (a perk of living in D.C.) - it was all FREE. Here are some pictures of our adventures.The Giant Chair in Anacostia (a place that for safety purposes we can't normally venture. Today, we thought that it was worth the risk though.)Hah, outside the museum. A testament to the part of town we were in. And below is a typical view of the neighborhood. Lots of boards and barred windows.
Inside the Frederick Douglass home. I think it was my dream house! Big windows, victorian style, beautiful attention to detail, large dining room...Outside of the house. We aren't pictured because when a kind lady offered to take a pic for us she didn't capture the house...
National Cathedral! Amazing - perhaps even comparable to European cathedrals. I love seeing this kind of architecture in the states!
Joining in the non-violent protests! DESEGREGATE!

3 comments:

  1. This looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to visit you this summer :)

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  2. that does look like fun. i spent MLK day at work. ho hum.

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