Day 137

16th and 14th Street Heights / Petworth (June 19, 2022)

There are a number of large stately homes in the 16th and 14th Street Heights neighborhoods.

But primarily the neighborhoods consist of terraced homes.

Running through the neighborhoods is the 14th street corridor, lined with restaurants, shops and a graffiti museum.

There are a number of small parks, including this one with its interesting installation by Jerome Meadows and David Driskell called “Together We Live, Together We Rise”

We were surprised to find a number of large elementary schools in the neighborhood. Yesterday we walked by John Lewis Elementary. Today we walked by Dorothy I. Height Elementary School, named after another Black civil rights activist. Height (1912-2010) is credited as the first leader in the civil rights movement to recognize inequality for women and African Americans as problems that should be considered as a whole.

It’s always good to color coordinate your clothes with your mode of transportation.

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