2016 – The Historic Opening of NMAAHC – #APeoplesJourney

“my (our) feets are tired…..but my (our) soul is rested!!!! the great Mother Pollard, Herione and marcher of the Montgomery Bus Boycott

History was made and we were there.  It was a blessing beyond blessings as to witness the history and culture as interpreted by the National Museum of African-American History and Culture was remarkable.

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Video highlights of Dedication Ceremonycourtesy of NMAAHC

These Globetrekkers made history by making the journey to the inaugural opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.  It started out as just two people but through the months and the weeks it grew and eventually to what is shown below.

Our theme was simple: witness history while partaking in a Foodie excursion.

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The original NMAAHC Globetrekkers

TOP L-R Row 1Jacques, La Palma, CA; Tracey, Mt. Laurel, NJ; Judith, West Adams, CA; Elena, Pasadena, CA.

Row 2Paula, Phillips Ranch, CA, Maryum, Los Angeles, CA;  James, San Francisco, CA; Janice, Pennsauken, NJ.

Row 3Lisa, Galloway Township, NJ; Valerie, La Palma, CA, Rita, Trenton, NJ; Fredy, West Adams, CA.

Row 4Malcolm, La Palma, CA; Jackie, LaVerne, CA; Thembisa, Brooklyn, NJ; Theresa, Jersey, NJ

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Joining our Globetrekkin’ Crew was our dear friend and world famous “Foodie” and Roller-Coaster enthusiast, Renie Hale and our other Washingtonian OG, the dynamic Justine Love and her beautiful friend Frances from South Carolina.

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Having lunch at famous G & M Crabcakes in Baltimore. Justine, Renie and Frances, Bottom – Maryum, Fredy & Judith
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Chuck D posing with Jacques and James B. photo courtesy of Jacques Bordeaux

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Look who Jackie and Lanie ran into while visiting the Howard U bookstore?

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Valerie and Jacques. Photo courtesy of Jacques Bordeaux
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Paula and Malcolm. photo courtesy of Malcolm Green

 

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Rita in deep thought and anticipation of arriving for the historic opening.

 

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“They want it…..but they a’int gonna get it!!!!” Blessed by a powerful worship service. Fredy, Janice, Judith, Valerie and Jacques

FOODIE EXCURSION

Georgia Brown’s – DC

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Georgia Brown’s Low Country World Famous Perlau

G & M Crabcakes, Lincicum, MD

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Stuffed Crab in potato wedges
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Crab on a bun

Ethel’s Creole Kitchen – Baltimore, MD

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Ben’s Chili Bowl

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UnionTown Bar & Grill – Anacostia, DC

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UnionTown located in Anacostia, Marion Barry’s district.

Busboy’s & Poet’s – 5th Street, DC

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Mason Dixie Biscuit’s

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The world famous “trainwreck.”
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photo courtesy of Lisa Brooks
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photo courtesy of Lisa Brooks

Oohh’s & Aahh’s – DC

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photo courtesy of Lisa Brooks
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Oooh’s & Aaahh’s – Judith, Fredy, Maryum, Laine, Tracy and of course Lisa with that gangsta pose.

Busboy’s & Poet’s

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Jacques, Valerie, Judith, Fredy, Malcolm, Paula & Maryum reflecting after historic journey inside museum

Astro’s Donuts & Fried Chicken

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VIDEO SECTION

This is the full video almost 2 hours of the historic opening ceremonies.

This is the masterpiece presented by Valerie and Jacques Bordeaux – 12 minutes.

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