Shaw Walking Tour - 50 Years After the Assassination of MLK

On Wednesday evening, join tour guide Alexander Padro, Executive Director of Shaw Main Streets and Commissioner for ANC 6E01, on a historical walking tour to revisit the spaces where riots erupted in Shaw 50 years ago following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Following the tour, we'll unpack everything with a drink and a nibble at Shaw's Tavern. More from Shaw Main Streets:

Seventh Street in Shaw was devastated during the riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in April 1968 The neighborhood was changed forever, as blocks that were formerly filled with independent businesses were looted and burned  and homes were lost. Decisions to demolish remaining buildings and implement the Shaw School Urban Renewal Area plan resulted in new high rise and garden apartment development and vacant lots that remain to this day. Join Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro for a guided tour of 7th Street, bringing the uprising to life with archival photographs and oral histories, seeing the scars on the neighborhood that still await healing, and learning how the neighborhood has been transformed in recent decades into a model for inclusive urban revitalization.

Tour is free, Shaw's Tavern (menu here) is not. 

The tour will meet at the small park at 7th St., and New York Avenue, NW. 

WHEN
August 08, 2018 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
Shaw
Washington, DC
United States
Google map and directions
50 RSVPS
Ayako Sato Joe Rose Wanda Steptoe Matt de la O Tiffany Kaijage Pat Thompson traci johnson Richard Davis John Shaw Rosina Memolo Claire August Ben Curran Althea Holford Kimberly Kennedy Frances Hoffmann

Who's RSVPing

Ayako Sato
Joe Rose
Wanda Steptoe
Matt de la O
Tiffany Kaijage
Pat Thompson
traci johnson
Richard Davis
John Shaw
Rosina Memolo
Claire August
Ben Curran
Althea Holford
Kimberly Kennedy
Frances Hoffmann

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