Engaging discussion at the A.C.T.O.R talk about Red Summer at Busboys & Poets last Sunday. Lots of great questions and commentary from the many who came. It also was good to meet owner Andy Shallal, who sat in, and Pamela Pinnock, who organizes the “A Continuing Talk About Race” talks.
The community space/restaurant/bookstore is a rarity in Washington and in the country. Next time you are in D.C., be sure to check out one of their locations. I spoke at the main Busboys & Poets branch on 14th Street, not far from where major violence erupted during the riot of 1919.
Before the talk.