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Closed listings

The two BFM websites I found links to are dead, and so is the phone (which worked fine in early 2008—I checked with the curator before adding the listing). I've sent them an email to double check whether they're still operating, but until I hear back, I'll presume that they are closed.

  • Black Fashion Museum, 2007 Vermont Ave NW, +1 202 667-0744 (, fax: +1 202 667-4379), [1]. By appointment only. A very small, family-run museum documenting the history of African-Americans and the world of fashion. It features (among other exhibits) the inaugural gown of Mary Todd Lincoln (designed by a former slave), Jackie Kennedy's wedding gown, and the dress Rosa Parks was sewing when she refused to give up her bus seat. (And the museum was founded by Lois Lane—no joke!) It's only open to the public via guided tour, for which you should call Ms. Joyce Bailey at least a week in advance. $2.

Yes, the BFM is now closed, and they have donated their collection to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (slated to open in D.C. in 2015). --Peter Talk 15:55, 21 April 2009 (EDT)

Star nomination

As promised, more D.C. nominations. This is a section of town that I know pretty much in and out (although I can't totally vouch for the womens' shopping listings, of course...), and to my eyes it's complete. It's also formatted properly, unless I missed something, and hopefully my prose is up to snuff. This is my favorite part of the city, so it would bring me a smile to put a star on top. Thoughts? --Peter Talk 16:50, 20 April 2009 (EDT)

  • Support. Looks good! There are a few listings missing hours (Blink Optical and Circle Boutique under Buy and Ben's Chili Bowl under Eat) and an Eat listing missing prices (Negril), but other than that it seems great. PerryPlanet Talk 19:24, 20 April 2009 (EDT)
Oops! Fixed. --Peter Talk 20:00, 20 April 2009 (EDT)
  • Support. The only questions I'm left with is if the exhibitions inside the Thurgood Marshall Center and Black Fashion Museum are free, not that this nitpicking should prevent a star nomination from going through (that, and hmmmm, more alarming I noticed the IsIn tag isn't working on Washington, D.C. - lemme see if I can fix that) --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 20:19, 20 April 2009 (EDT)
Ah, old news I guess --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 20:24, 20 April 2009 (EDT)
Yeah, no one understands what's up with the D.C. breadcrumbs. I finally got responses from the TMC and BFM—the former is indeed free, and the latter closed last year. --Peter Talk 16:20, 21 April 2009 (EDT)
  • Support. Nice work again PF – cacahuate talk 02:24, 21 April 2009 (EDT)
  • Support. The photos in this article are superb — I can't think of an article on WT with better. And the depth of coverage is fantastic. Should it say that Thurgood Marshall wrote his opinion at the Y, or did he just think up what he was going to write while he was there (and do the actual writing somewhere else)? Also, there's some creeping confusion between "the district" as a term for D.C. and "the district" as a term for this district of the city. I'd prefer italics for the non-English words in the 'Eat' section, but that's just a personal preference. Gorilla Jones 23:12, 21 April 2009 (EDT)
Hey thanks for the photo compliments! My camera is pretty low-grade, but that crisp March sky couldn't have been better. I went through and got rid of all ambiguous references to "the district" (I sort of figured this would become a problem). Re: Thurgood Marshall, to my knowledge, the idea that he actually penned the opinion there is an unconfirmed rumor. What is clear, though, is that that's where he met with other prominent members of the African-American bar to prepare the opinion. --Peter Talk 00:42, 22 April 2009 (EDT)