Shepherd Park Citizens Association: Nov. 8, 2017

“Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital” is a book by Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove.

This is another shout-out for Shepherd Park residents and organizations helping our community to be a special place to live. George Derek Musgrove and his co-author Chris Myers Asch are speaking at university, museum and bookstore venues across the city sharing their new book, “Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital.” Mr. Musgrove, who lives on 12th Street NW, has won early praise for clarity, broad research and his passion for the topic. The Friends of the Shepherd Park Library looks forward to inviting the two authors to share their book at a community event.

A shout-out also goes to Cub Scout Pack 24 and Boy Scout Troop 24 at Northminster Presbyterian Church. These young people, according to Samuel C. Washington, the Pack 24 cubmaster, are participating in the “Scouting for Food” campaign helping to collect 1 million pounds of non-perishable goods for the Capital Area Food Bank. The two groups distributed bags last weekend and will return on Nov. 10 and 11 to houses in the greater Shepherd Park, Takoma and Brightwood neighborhoods to pick up the bags. Please have your bag filled and ready!

— June Confer