all photos: Shauna Alexander
This past Thursday, Humanities council of Washington DC celebrated three decades of being this city’s only non-profit, non-government organization exclusively devoted to utilizing the humanities to enrich the quality of life in the District. Only recently they’ve brought us great programs such as “Murals of Washington DC: Spectacle and Message” (a website devoted to history and meaning of murals in our city), Anacostia Museum’s “East of the River: Community and Change” book, a documentary short about Melvin Deal’s dancing influence on Ward 7 and more…
We were very flattered to be invited to the event which celebrated their fine work as well as this year’s honorees: Peggy Cooper Cafritz (Patron of the Arts and Cofounder of the Duke Ellington School for the Arts) and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole (Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art).
Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to seeing what year 31 brings you!