Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Exploring the Minority Experience in Washington, DC: Day One

Some happy huskies representing our New Hampshire roots :)

We arrived in DC in the mid-afternoon and got settled in at the hotel. After an early dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant, we went for an evening stroll around the National Mall. We briefly saw the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, but our ultimate destination was the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Washington Monument at dusk

Half of the squad on the steps to the Lincoln Memorial

Upon arriving at our destination, we had a discussion about the importance of investigating the minority experience in our country, and why figures like Martin Luther King Jr. are so important to our nation's past, present, and future. After a long day (and A LOT of walking) we made our way back to the hotel to rest up for the rest of the week.

"Out of a Mountain of Despair, A Stone of Hope"

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