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  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Get a room and a VIP spin on the Capital Ferris Wheel near D.C.

    Get a room and a VIP spin on the Capital Ferris Wheel near D.C.
    The newly opened Capital Wheel at the National Harbor in Maryland whisks visitors 180 feet above the Potomac River where they can see the White House, the Washington Monument and other landmarks from on high. Now Aloft Washington National Harbor Hotel...
  • World War I: A war too easy to forget

     World War I: A war too easy to forget
    Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war. "It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
  • Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center

    Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center
    Old photographs, newspapers and other miscellaneous "gay pride ephemera" from the last half-century of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in Baltimore will be added on Tuesday to one of the nation's most esteemed museum collections....
  • Family loses camera, vacation memories, but good Samaritan puts them back in the picture

    Family loses camera, vacation memories, but good Samaritan puts them back in the picture
    When Bob and Sunny Riling came home to Cooper City after a family vacation earlier this month, they planned on having plenty of photos from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia that their kids could share with classmates. A day before their American...
  • Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck

    Washington Monument reopens, but getting a ticket? Good luck
    The good news is that the Washington Monument emerged from its post-earthquake face-lift with a splashy reopening ceremony Monday. The not-so-good news: Reserve tickets for the Washington, D.C., icon are sold out through late June and around Fourth of...
  • Legoland theme park and hotel built for kids

    Legoland theme park and hotel built for kids
    It's mid-afternoon on a hot summer day. After a full morning at a theme park, energy is running low. While the adults are ready to leave the fun behind for a few hours rest, there are many in the party who don't want to leave. Legoland has come up...
  • Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back

    Baltimore better than D.C.? Washingtonians fire back
    Every so often, the rivalry is renewed. Of Baltimore, a Washingtonian will say something like, "I wouldn’t want to live there, but what a place to explore." In turn, a Baltimorean will answer back, "The Washington Monument in the National Mall is...
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • Washington Monument wears its scaffolding well

    Washington Monument wears its scaffolding well
    WASHINGTON — The soaring white obelisk is a defining feature of the capital's architectural landscape, so visitors to the Washington Monument this summer may be disappointed that the view of the iconic memorial has been obscured by its renovation....