Touring DC’s Shaw Neighborhood

Joined KBTours of the Shaw neighborhood this morning, which is where Howard University is located.  Kenny B., a native DC’er, runs the tour with a focus on Black American history of the city.  He’s a good storyteller with lots of stories to tell.  We spent a long time in the National Park Service’s Mary McLeod Bethune House.  If you’re not familiar with her story, and I wasn’t, look her up.  She reminds me of Eleanor Roosevelt in the breadth of her interests and impact and her extensive energy and activism.

Lots of fun street art and a statue of Carter G. Woodson, considered father of Black History Month concept.