Civil Rights Leader Dr. Dorothy I Height

Dr. Dorothy Irene Height,  was an African American civil rights and women’s rights activist. She focused on the issues of African American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness.  Along side Dr. Height are my children , Jeffrey, Jamar and Jasmine Harrison.

Senator Edward Moore Kennedy,  was an American lawyer and politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party and the Kennedy political family, he was the second most senior member of the Senate.    Senator Kennedy and Jasmine Harrison  were reading partners for the Everybody Wins Reading Program for 6 years and friends until his death.

General  Colin Luther Powell,  is an American politician, diplomat and retired four-star general who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State. Along side General Powell are  Mrs. Alma Powell, their grandson  and Jasmine Harrison. 

Mrs. Virginia Ali,  a warm and beautiful spirited woman, is  Ben’s Chili Bowl  co-founder and owner , 62 years and counting,  as well as a Washington, DC local treasure, that open the famous restaurant on U street Black Broadway with her husband Ben Ali in 1958.  

Honorable Rebecca Ann Kleefisch,  is an American politician and former television news anchor, who was the 44th lieutenant governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. 

Representative John Robert Lewis, ( Good trouble)  was an American statesman and civil rights activist who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020. He was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee is an American lawyer and politician who is the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district, having served since 1995. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn,  is an American businesswoman and the senior United States Senator from Tennessee. She is a member of the Republican Party. 

Representative Elijah Eugene Cummings, was an American politician and civil rights advocate who served in the United States House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district 

Senator William Morgan Cassidy, (top ) is an American physician and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Louisiana, a seat he has held since 2015. A member of the  Republican Party, he served in the Louisiana State Senate from 2006 to 2009 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015

Senator Murphy D-CT, (left) is an American lawyer, author, and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Connecticut since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Connecticut’s 5th congressional district. 

Senator Andrew Lamar Alexander Jr, (right)  is a retired American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 2003 to 2021

Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson,  is an American political activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997

Mayor Muriel  Bowser,  is an American politician serving since 2015 as the eighth mayor of the District of Columbia. She is the second female mayor of the District of Columbia  and the first woman to be reelected 3 times in the  position and has made history.

Aniekan Udofia’s murals share the rich history and culture of the different communities they are created in, whether it’s the gagged George Washington on 15th and U Street or the very bright and colorful Marvin Gaye in the Shaw area of Washington DC, and his most famous Ben’s Chili Bowl mural, Udofia’s public works speak for themselves.

Sam Ford is the DC Bureau Chief for 7News and WJLA 24/7.

He has been with WJLA-TV for more than 35 years. He has been a broadcaster for 50 years, starting with radio stations in Kansas and Minnesota before moving on to television.

Robert J. Contee III is the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC. United States. 



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