“She Was a Conqueror”

From “Activists are trying to open a DC bookstore in honor of a slain journalist,” Washington Post 7/14/17:

[Charnice] Milton’s parents said the bookstore’s social justice component would make it an ideal tribute to their daughter.

Milton’s mother, Francine Milton, recalled her daughter reading 99 books in a single summer while in elementary school. She was reading Shakespeare in middle school and, as an adult, enjoyed Japanese anime books. She grew up in Southeast and sought to tell stories that otherwise wouldn’t be told as a contributing reporter for Capital Community News….

“I see this bookstore as mere justice, not just social justice,” [Charnice’s father, Kenneth] McClenton said. “This is a tribute to what a person can do when the world comes against it. They can overcome it. Even in death, Charnice was not a victim — she was a conqueror.”
— Perry Stein, Washington Post 7/14/17 read more

One of several launch events.

Published by vspatz

Virginia hosts "Conversations Toward Repair" on We Act Radio, manages WeLuvBooks.org, blogs on general stuff a vspatz.net and more Jewish topics at songeveryday.org and Rereading4Liberation.com

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