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Washington DC Culture (Day 4)
Updated: May 19, 2019
We started in the Columbia Heights and headed to the GALA Hispanic Theater where we talked about the culture and people who used to live in DC. Afterward, we walked to U-Street and visited Ben's Chili Bowl where we ate french fries and hot dogs with chili and cheese. The restaurant held so much history and culture. There were a lot of famous people on the walls who had eaten at Ben's Chili Bowl. Barack Obama was one of our favorites.
The owner, Ms. Ali came out to speak with us. She and her husband founded Ben's Chili Bowl in 1958.
On our way to Howard University, we stopped by the Meridian park or Malcolm X park, Lincoln Theater, and saw a statue of soldiers from the Civil War. Before heading inside we looked inside the Howard University Bookstore where students study and pickup books and Howard clothes.
Howard University is a private university that was founded in 1867 for African American students.
At Howard University, we talked to journalism students who talked about their studies, dreams, and gave advice about college and the future. We enjoyed their advice about not comparing ourselves to others. We headed to the main campus yard where students danced, talked, and laid outside in the sun.