MLK Day and Activities Around Town
Well, today was a busy day! First, we went to see Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple) at a small restaurant/bar/lounge called Busboys and Poets in downtown. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get in (the place was PACKED!!!!) but I did get some good photos of her through the window.
Then we went to find commemorative Obama Metro cards — but they were sold out everywhere!
Finally, we headed to Howard University, where influential black leaders (like Cornell West, Jesse Jackson, and the Rev. Al Sharpton) were having a debate. Called “Refresh the World,” they discussed political, social, and racial issues facing Black Americans. It was so inspiring!
Now we’re grabbing some food — it is super crowded. The streets are filled with ppl, some here for the inauguration, some selling Obama gear, and others just hanging out.
I am blogging all of this from my iPhone so pictures will follow soon!
Thanks for reading!