Events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, a seminal moment in the Civil Rights Movement, will begin to take place this week here in the nation’s capital.
Here are three items for our visitors - an update on the weather, two author events and a getting there tip.
From Capital Weather Gang:
The weekend looks pretty good, although – if the front gets held up – I can’t rule some lingering higher humidity and storm chances Saturday. But, most likely, it tries to dry out, with highs in the low-to-mid 80s with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
Both at BusBoys and Poets, 5th and K Street, NW
Thursday, August 22, at 6:30 pm, BusBoys and Poets will host William P. Jones, author of "The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights."
On Saturday, August 24, Gary Younge will discuss his book with a panel of Cornel West, Dave Zirin and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
A tip we usually pass on involves taking Metro. If you are in Virginia, consider getting off at Arlington (blue/yellow line), then walking across the Memorial Bridge. There is nothing quite like this experience, the entering of the District with the Lincoln Memorial looming ahead. And you will avoid the big crowds at stops like Foggy Bottom.
But if you want to see the King Memorial on your walk in, this would not be your best bet.
Be safe and welcome to Washington!