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National Museum of African American History and Culture: The Lowdown

Did you know African-American women left jobs as maids to work in war-related industries that suffered from a male worker shortage during World War II ? 373 more words

For The Culture: The Black Smithsonian Museum

Being a city so embodied by political history and monuments, it brought a lot of joy to see a museum dedicate to African American history brought to the DMV. 266 more words


Historical Flavor: Where is the Pony Express?

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On April 3, 1860, the first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California for the west and east, respectively. Its era lasted only a little over a year and a half, but oh my, what an impact! 57 more words

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My First Trip to Denmark - Day 2

OK. Still in Washington DC, but don’t fret. Denmark is still on the way!

Here is a photo taken with the Washington Monument on the left, and the Capitol Building just barely visible on the right hand side. 140 more words


Women's March on Washington & a Quick Visit to the Smithsonian

Last weekend, my mother and I took a charter bus to Washington DC to attend the now-famous Women’s March. We made our saucy posters, donned our nasty sweatshirts, and boarded the bus for a long weary night of travel to deliver us to our destination: post-inauguration DC. 540 more words


I have been listening to a book on tape, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. I do this while I walk-about during my ample new-found freedom during the normal work week. 536 more words


Smithsonian Distributing More Timed Passes For New Museum

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WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Getting in to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture requires a timed entry pass, and now more of them are about to be distributed to the public. 135 more words