CARLOS CARMONAMEDINA

Design & Illustration

Mount Pleasant [#84]

Last weekend marked the beginning of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, an observation that started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson. In the District, we have a robust community of Salvadorans that came escaping from the civil wars in the 80-90s. These Washingtonians are among those who wake up the earliest and work the hardest. In this postcard, a mother walks her daughter to school in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, or as the locals call it, La Monplesa.

 

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