A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. While tickets into the actual museum were hard to come by, events across the city honored the opening, which gives black culture a permanent home on the National Mall. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.
- Frank Smith Founder and Director, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
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