A few more photos from last night's kickoff.
Albert Small, a native Washingtonian and philanthropist, donated his Washingtoniana collection of 700 rare objects to GWU. They will become part of the new George Washington University Museum at 21st and G.
Ben’s Chili Bowl trivia
Opening night was August 22, 1958.
Bill Cosby courted Camille in the fourth booth.
He held a national press conference there to celebrate The Cosby Show, must see TV in the 80s.
Sometimes, I think we are too critical of movie producers and directors when we chastise them for not following the exact course of history.
But it does make for great discussions and we have a right to point out missed opportunities. Kate Masur enlightened us on William Slade and a bit about Elizabeth Keckley (an image or two would have been very helpful). Born in Dinwiddie, Virginia, she wrote, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868).
We really have a lot to learn about folks like these two who had roles much more important than we realize.