Sunday, June 1, 2008

Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park in DC

These pictures were taken at one of my favorite parks in DC.. Located outside of Adams Morgan in Northwest DC. The park has a little name problem though. It's officially called by the National Park Service "Meridian Hill Park" but locals call it "Malcolm X Park" Apparently, back in 1969 the residents of the District of Columbia voted overwhelmingly to rename the park after Malcolm X. However, the bill need to be ratified by Congress, and the House of Representatives rejected the bill and the official name stayed. Today you can find a city sign for tourists in that neighborhood that has both names on it.

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