Posts Tagged ‘Walter Fauntroy’

Gather ‘Round And Listen To The Tale Of Walter Fauntroy

Former D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy went to Libya on a mission to broker peace (and then he disappeared for a while), but he's back now, and he has some things to tell you. The Baltimore Afro-American reports:
[Fauntroy] watched French and Danish troops storm small villages late at night beheading, maiming and killing rebels and loyalists to [...]

The Needle: Aftershocks Edition

Geology Rocks: A day after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake generously described by anyone on the West Coast as "moderate," things aren't quite back to normal around here. The Washington Monument was closed, DCPS was closed, and the panic that an impending visit from Hurricane Irene would have ordinarily generated in the local media was entirely [...]

Today in D.C. History: Fauntroy Says D.C. Close to Achieving Statehood Dreams

On Feb. 7, 1987, the District’s then-non-voting congressional delegate, Walter Fauntroy, declared that D.C.’s statehood hopes would soon be realized during a voting rights strategy session the pastor and civil rights leader organized.
As City Paper's Loose Lips reported in the Feb. 13 issue that year:
Fauntroy painted a rosy picture of the prospects for for action [...]

Today in D.C. History: Marion Barry, the Super Bowl, and the ‘Blizzard of Indifference’

On Jan. 25, 1987, then-Mayor Marion Barry was relaxing in Southern California as the nation's capital was being pounded by a blizzard.
Snow began falling on Jan. 22, one day after Barry left on a trip to California to watch Super Bowl XXI (Broncos vs. Giants—New York won, 39-20). Barry had been in a semi-permanent celebratory [...]