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2020_DC_Lincoln_Pk127DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park
Including Covid-19 signs and BLM protest signs.
2020_DC_Chevy_Chase117DC -- Chevy Chase neighborhood
2020_DC_CCPC6DC -- Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (1 Chevy Chase Circle, NW)
2020_DC_AFLCIO116DC -- Downtown -- AFL-CIO Headquarters (815 16th Street NW)
2020_DC_Hay_Adams38DC -- Downtown -- Hay-Adams Hotel (800 16th St NW)
Notes:
June: The hotel shut down due to COVID and then the windows were boarded up after the George Floyd protests.
August 17: Most of the plywood was off the windows now as the hotel desperately tried to reopen.
August 28: Hans Bruland, the Vice President and General Manager of the Hay-Adams...
2020_DC_NGS_Admin18DC -- Downtown -- Natl Geographic Society -- Admin Bldg (1146 16th St NW)
Boarded up windows due to BLM protests.
2020_DC_NGS25DC -- Downtown -- Natl Geographic Society -- Explorers Hall (1145 17th St NW)
Boarded up windows due to BLM protests.
2020_DC_Sofitel17DC -- Downtown -- Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square (806 15th St NW)
Including boarded up windows due to BLM protests.
2020_DC_Downtown435DC -- Downtown area (K Street environs -- between New Hampshire and New York, Penn and M)
Including Covid-19 signs and BLM boardings up.
2020_DC_Dupont_Circle132DC -- Dupont Circle neighborhood (but not the fountain)
Including Covid-19 signs and BLM boardings up.
2020_DC_Societys_Cage96DC -- Exhibit: Society's Cage installation @ National Mall
Society's Cage – A Statement on the Forces of Systemic Racism

From https://www.smithgroup.com/societys-cage
Society’s Cage is a timely interpretive installation born in the aftermath of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor murders as our society reckons with institutional racism and white supremacy....
2021_DC_BLM_Plaza_Signs64DC -- Lafayette Square -- BLM Plaza protest signs
2021_DC_BLM_Plaza242DC -- Lafayette Square -- BLM Plaza (16th Street, north of Lafayette Park)
This was the year when the Black Lives Plaza became permanent -- the streets were ripped up yet again and the painted version of the "Black Lives Matter" letters were redone in stonework vs paint.
2014_DC_J4A_NewseumV_14121332DC -- Newseum -- Views from terrace for Justice for All Rally
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN) will be joined by the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin on December 13, 2014 for the National ‘...
2020_DC_Lansburgh8DC -- Penn Qtr -- Lansburgh Theatre: Shakespeare Theatre Company (450 7th St NW)
Another BLM mural.
2020_DC_NMWA17DC -- Penn Qtr -- Natl Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave NW)
Including Trap Bob painting a mural for the museum.
2020_DC_Verizon12DC -- Penn Qtr -- Verizon Center
2020_DC_Penn_Qtr250DC -- Penn Quarter neighborhood
Including Covid-19 signs and boarded up windows because of BLM protests.
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_WH_2020Q2533DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Events around Lafayette Park and BLM Plaza (2020A May-June)
Notes:
May 30: There was talk about a MAGA rally at the White House which I presume could be identified by the hats and lack of masks, and which would eventually turn into a MALA (Make America Lynch Again) protest. Realistically, when there are no public bathrooms available, hanging out waiting for a...
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_WH_2020Q3120DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Events around Lafayette Park and BLM Plaza (2020B July-September)
Notes:
August 2: The BLACK LIVES MATTER letters on the street had been redone. The riot fencing around Lafayette Park was partly reopened as was the Pennsylvania Avenue street by 15th Street (which had been closed for construction since before the crisis).
August 17: The DEFUND THE POLICE letters,...
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_WH_2020Q4106DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Events around Lafayette Park and BLM Plaza (2020C October-December)
2020_DC_Necks_March_20082844DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Get Your Knee Off Our Necks march
NOTE: So, no, I didn't actually get into the raly or the march. I waited in a line that looked like it was at least 7 blocks long. After an hour, by 10am I had advanced at best two blocks. Doing the math, it was clear that I wasn't going to get in for the rally (11am - 1pm). The march (1pm - 3pm)...
2020_DC_Necks_MarchU_20082832DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Get Your Knee Off Our Necks march -- Labor contingent
March/Rally: Commitment: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks: Fri, August 28, 7:15am – 3:15pm 
Labor contingent gathers at United Unions building, 1750 New York Avenue NW, WDC; march heads out at 8:45a.
Hosted by National Action Network and NAACP.
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_HP304DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Elsewhere in Lafayette Square/BLM Plaza area
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_SI32DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence -- Sue Israel murals
I ran into Sue and her brother putting up murals that she had made. Later, she replaced them with duplicates that stayed up until all of the BLM pieces were removed from the fence on January 30, 2021.
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_2020Q2361DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence (2020A June)
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_2020Q3329DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence (2020B July-September)
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_2020Q4A82DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence (2020C October)
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_2020Q4B858DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence (2020D November)
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_2020Q4C485DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence (2020E December)
2021_DC_Floyd_Protest_FP_2021Q1366DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: Lafayette Square fence (2021 January)
The BLM signs and placards all came down on January 30, 2021. Library of Congress collections people and volunteers put them into numbered bags for cataloging.
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_PW_2020Q2A500DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's covered walk (2020A June, first day)
The National Park Service and the Secret Service were discussing when to remove the fence around the Fortress of Arrogance. Originally, they said they planned to remove "most" of the fence at Lafayette Square on this day (Wednesday). So all of the signs were taken down and moved under the construction...
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_PW_2020Q2B432DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's covered walk (2020B June, other days)
The National Park Service and the Secret Service were discussing when to remove the fence around the Fortress of Arrogance. Originally, they said they planned to remove "most" of the fence at Lafayette Square on this day (Wednesday). So all of the signs were taken down and moved under the construction...
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_PW_2020Q3487DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's covered walk (2020C July-September)
During this period, the protest wall went through several iterations. Notes:
Before August 2, chunks of the plywood had been repainted to cover over some of the messages.
Before August 17, all of the signs and placards had been taken down (a sign said this was for museum collections) and the wall now...
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_PW_2020Q440DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Placards/Signs: U.S. Chamber of Commerce's covered walk (2020D October-December)
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_Med_20060613DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Rally by First Responders @ McPherson Sq
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_Cap_20060710DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Rally w/marchers coming from Capitol (?)
Later, I figured this was the group that Mitt Romney had been in but I just saw a section of the march so I didn't see him.
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_DuP_20060751DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Rally @ Dupont Circle
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_LM_200606155DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Rally @ Lincoln Memorial
After the child president had desecrated the Lincoln Memorial doing his press conference there (where he claimed no president had been treated as badly as him while he sat in front of the assassinated president), the site has needed desperately to be restored to the actual message of Lincoln, promoting...
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_MLK_200604138DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Rally @ MLK Memorial
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest_TF_200603116DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Rally @ the Trump Finger
2020_DC_Floyd_Protest163DC -- Protest: George Floyd (Miscellaneous)
After the video of George Floyd being killed in Minneapolis as a police officer kept his knee of his head (Floyd's "I can't breathe" protests were ignored), riots erupted in several cities around the United States.
2020_DC_Paint_Storefronts310DC -- Public Art: Paint the Storefronts
Notes:
June 7: There are multiple groups painting storefronts now. The Paint the Storefront group was painting on glass only. Now there are ones painting on the plywood. Several of those are included here. I talked with Mel Bieler who said her group was doing Denver Smith Foundation painting on plywood...
2021_DC_Protest_HBCU_21082947DC -- Rally: HBCU March of the Generations
The Live Movement
2nd Annual HBCU March of the Generations
The Live Movement brings you the 2nd Annual HBCU March of the Generations! This peaceful rally and protest will push local, state and national leaders to invoke progressive change for black, brown, and low-income students nationwide,...
2015_DC_Million_Man_15101017DC -- Rally: Million Man March @ National Mall
2013_DC_50MOW_Misc_130824119DC -- Rally: National Action to Realize the Dream March -- Crowds and other activities
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place 50 years ago on August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It was during this march that Dr. King gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech that has reverberated for decades. While we celebrate all that was achieved in the 50 years since...
2013_DC_50MOW_Pgm_13082489DC -- Rally: National Action to Realize the Dream March -- Formal Program
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place 50 years ago on August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It was during this march that Dr. King gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech that has reverberated for decades. While we celebrate all that was achieved in the 50 years since...
2020_DC_Signs_BLM173DC -- Temporary Signs -- BLM
2021_DC_Signs_BLM7DC -- Temporary Signs -- BLM
2008_DC_DOC_MLK_08011732Dept of Commerce -- Event: Martin Luther King Jr. legacy (w/George Fraser)
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) hosted the “7th Annual Event Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” The event featured welcome remarks from John Sullivan, General Counsel and keynote speaker George Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet,...
2020_MD_SignsMD_BLM15MD -- Temporary Signs -- BLM
FBI posters to track down Lafayette Park and break-in suspects.
2017_VA_CVille_Protest_17082514VA -- Charlottesville -- Signs after the protest deaths
Two weeks before, on August 11, 2017, right-wing hate groups, emboldened by the vibes radiating from the presidency, held an evening march with the stated purpose of protesting plans to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from the newly-renamed Emancipation Park in downtown Charlottesville. Protesters...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2022_07_23C4_SDCCP04197San Diego Comic-Con International 2022 -- Panel: Cartoon Voices 1
Cartoon Voices 1 Every year (with two recent exceptions), animation writer and voice director Mark Evanier assembles a panel of some of the best and most-heard cartoon voice actors in the business to demonstrate their craft. This time out, the dais consists of Alicyn Packard (The Tom & Jerry Show, T... (Partially reviewed)
2022_DC_Golden_Haiku479DC -- Golden (Triangle) Haiku (2022)
On my first scavenger hunt through the 40+ blocks that make up the Golden Triangle BID, I managed to photograph 56 different haikus (out of the 200 out there). On my second scavenger hunt through the 40+ blocks that make up the Golden Triangle BID, I'm now up to having photographed 104 of the 200 un...
2022_06_28_Le213Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Minh Lê ("The Blur")
Minh Lê - The Blur - at Takoma Park Library, MD This event is in-person at the Takoma Park, MD Community Center Auditorium. Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Maryland Library for an exciting program with children's book author Minh Lê. The Blur by Minh Le, illustrated ... (Partially reviewed)
2022_07_21C1_SDCCP0119San Diego Comic-Con International 2022 -- Panel: Spotlight on Maggie Thompson: Pop Culture Parenting: Build Your Own Nerds
Spotlight on Maggie Thompson: Pop Culture Parenting: Build Your Own Nerds Former Comics Buyer’s Guide editor (and 2020 Eisner Awards Hall of Fame inductee) Maggie Thompson grew up in a family devoted to pop culture before the term was created. With her husband, Don, she co-created two kids: Valerie ... (Partially reviewed)
2022_07_24C5_SDCCP055San Diego Comic-Con International 2022 -- Panel: The Business of Cartoon Voices
The Business of Cartoon Voices This is Mark Evanier’s annual panel on how to break into the world of voice-over and how to avoid those who would charge you large amounts without helping you much, if at all. Joining Mark will be two of the workingest actors in the field, Alicyn Packard and Gregg Berg... (Partially reviewed)


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