Daniel Smith at Coolidge HS, Nov. 8, 2013
These are photos from a wonderful presentation Dan gave Nov. 8, 2013 to a senior level class of Coolidge High School students on his life and Civil Rights experiences. I spoke there a few weeks ago on the 1864 Battle of Fort Stevens/Civil War Defenses of Washington (Fort Stevens is only about 7 blocks away from Coolidge).
We both were so pleased with the response and our interaction with the students. Too often DC public Schools like Coolidge are poorly perceived by the press and even by parents and neighbors. But these students - and others we encountered while there - were so sweet, smart, and engaged. They listened intently and asked excellent, often provocative questions. We had a great time and only hope they learned from us as much as we feel we learned from them.
Nov 7, 2013