Michael Kohler

Michael Kohler is an undergraduate Political Communications student at George Washington University. He hails from the Midwest, growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, but he has found a true love for the District since coming for school in 2018. Originally attending GWU in hopes of going into the foreign service, Kohler grew passionate about the issues and policies of the District through community service and student journalism. He likes to say that he came for Washington but stayed for the District. Kohler enjoys bike riding, cooking for his friends, and browsing bookshops and thrift stores. He encourages everyone to buy all of their books from one of the District's many great local, independent bookstores, instead of online.

Posts by Michael Kohler

Local Activists, Backed by District’s Black Churches, Led the Fight for DC School Desegregation

Integrated classroom at Anacostia High School

The history of school desegregation in the District is rooted in civil disobedience. The story is one of a grassroots organization of parents that challenged the institution of legalized segregation to guarantee better schools for their children. Throughout the seven-year struggle, the activists were supported by the District's Black churches, and their mission was grounded in the principles of faith and social justice.