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IPW (Pow Wow) – “I have a dream”

10th July 2017 - 1:40pm

Anyone for the original chili half-smoke hot dog and fries

Anyone for the original chili half-smoke hot dog and fries

Washington DC host city authorities for IPW 2017 were keen to showcase much of what is on offer to visitors, so numerous tours of various places of interest were organised for visiting delegates. Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) went on the very interesting tour entitled “Civil Rights” and visited the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in 1963, before honouring the civil rights leader with a trip to his national memorial.  DC’s newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American Culture and History was next on the list followed by a visit to Ben’s Chili Bowl, a DC institution famous for its half smoke hot dogs as well as its survival of the race riots in the 1960s.   The tour ended in the museum home of equal rights advocate Fredrick Douglass.


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Anyone for the original chili half-smoke hot dog and fries
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) at the Martin Luther King Memorial Washington D.C.
The Lincoln Memorial Washington D.C.
The spot at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech
Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) at the Abraham Lincoln statute Washington D.C.
Our colourfully dressed tour guide at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
An inscription on the wall of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
The famous Washington landmark of Ben’s Chili Bowl Restaurant
A mural in the making on the side wall of Ben’s Chili Bowl Restaurant
The artist painting the mural on the side wall of Ben’s Chili Bowl Restaurant
The famous Washington landmark of Ben’s Chili Bowl Restaurant
Nizam Ben Ali (Owner Ben’s Chili Bowl) giving a press conference
The famous original chili half-smoke hot dog and fries
The museum home of abolitionist and equal rights advocate, Fredrick Douglass

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