Anacostia Bookstore To Be Named After Slain Black Journalist, Charnice Milton
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A bookstore is being named in honor of slain journalist, Charnice Milton (27). WeAct Radio, located in downtown Anacostia in Washington, D.C., is in the process of collecting books to get the store up and going. Milton was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting in Southeast 2 years ago.

According to Kymone Freeman of WeAct Radio, about 300 books have been collected, and crowdsourcing is being used to renovate “The Chance Milton Book Store” space.

“When I found out there was no bookstore east of the river, I said we have to do something about that. We have the most children east of the river, and we also have a high illiteracy rate, yet we have no bookstore!” – Kymone Freeman

Milton possessed a passion for reading and writing, and this is the perfect way to honor her legacy. Book donations are still being accepted at 1918 MLK Jr. Avenue, SE, D.C. on Wednesday evenings.