If These Walls Could Talk: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel's Connection to Langston Hughes & Thurgood Marshall
Imagine being in the room where history happened . . .
The Marriott Wardman Park in Woodley Park may look like any other convention hotel in Washington, DC, but appearances can be deceiving. Over the years, the hotel has been host to important moments in African American history.
In honor of Black History Month, we take a look back at its storied past and connection to two African-American icons.
What happens in hotel rooms usually stays inside the room. But the 1972 break-in at the Watergate Hotel turned room 214 into the most (in)famous room in the country.
Today, 47 years later, you can stay in the "Scandal Room" where it happened. Plus, there's a Hollywood connection for fans of the ABC television show Scandal starring Kerry Washington.
If you’ve been walking on the National Mall or waiting at the intersection of 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, you’ve probably glanced at the little stone house on the corner and wondered, “Huh, what is that and why is it here?”
Well, I wondered the same thing, so like Nancy Drew, I set out to solve the mystery (dun dun dun!).
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it