|The Bucknell group hanging with Frederick Douglass.|
|The park ranger welcoming us to Cedar Hill.|
|Amir N Muhammad talks to Trey and|
Brianna about some of the Muslims
that have served in the U.S. government.
Our second stop was at America's Islamic Heritage Museum. Director and curator of the museum, Amir N Muhammad, gave us a personal tour of the museum and explained the history of Islam in the United States, which runs deeper than any of us had expected. We also got a very special surprise visit from Imam Marshall Musa Muslim Abuwi. He is the great-grandson of Booker T. Washington. He talked to us briefly about his service in the U.S. Navy and on what being Muslim means to him.
|Imam Marshall Musa Muslim Abuwi speaks to us about serving in the Navy.|
|The group at the African American Civil War|
|Our tour guide, Juanita, speaking to us at the|
African American Civil War Museum.
|Thad refilling the bins of soy protein.|
We then went on to Howard University where we joined with other groups to help put together humanitarian aid boxes for Stop Hunger Now. We broke up into different parts of the assembly lines and were able to put together 60,000 meals that will be sent to wherever they are need most in the world.
|Brittany sealing bags of the soup mix.|
|Sha-Asia packing boxes. Each box will feed|
up to 216 children.
|Each pallet had the equivalent of|
11,880 children-sized meals.
After our service work, we split up and had dinner at a variety of restaurants near Howard University. I ate at a Jamaican eatery called Negril. The vegetable roti with a side of fried plantains was delicious.
We then took the Metro back to the 4-H Conference Center where we met for reflection time on our first day in D.C. The topics for discussion included what things the students learned that they didn't know before, something they heard that perhaps they questioned and something that they will always remember.
|Brittany and Neyda discussing their impressions of their first day in D.C. during|
Tomorrow's highlights include attending Asbury United Methodist Church's service followed by lunch with some of the congregation, the Museum of the American Indian and an evening of Reggae/Jazz. It should be another great day.