Jesse Remedios

Jesse Remedios is one of those rare born and raised DMV natives people hear about yet much too seldom actually meet. His love of history started at a young age, visiting the plethora of monuments, national parks, and random historic sites around the area with his mom and grandma on weekends. As a student at Duke University, Jesse split his time between cheering for the Blue Devils with the iconic Cameron Crazies and rummaging through the Duke University Archives in the library with his slightly less iconic fellow history majors. He returned to his hometown after graduating in 2017 to teach third grade English in D.C. through the AmeriCorps City Year program. He hopes you will enjoy his articles as much as his students enjoyed his attempts at mastering all of D.C.'s greatest dance fads. 

Posts by Jesse Remedios

Honoring Alexandria's Two Lynching Victims

Memorial Corridor at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. (Credit: Soniakapadia via Wikimedia Commons. Used via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.)

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, is dedicated to all the victims of racial terror lynching in this country. The memorial is made of hundreds of steel monuments with the names of all known lynching victims inscribed on the front. A monument representing Alexandria, Virginia contains two names: Joseph McCoy and Benjamin Thomas. This is their story, and our community's history. 

The Goodman League: Comedy, Cookout, Church, and Basketball

Capital Punishment - Goodman League vs. Drew League (Source: GAMEFACE-PHOTOS on flickr. Used via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.)

In the summer of 2011, basketball fans across the country weren't sure when they would ever get to see their favorite NBA players in action again due to labor strife. Luckily for those right here in the District, a community streetball league based in Southeast offered up the perfect solution to get some of the game's top talent on the court and competing again, and managed to turn a small gym in Northeast, D.C. into the center of the basketball universe for one special night.