William Alston-El has seen a lot in his life. He is a descendant of the Moors, which gave the world great engineers, mathematicians, explorers and survivors. Since 1967 William, which translates to “protector” in old English, has lived in old Anacostia. He is still in Anacostia today and is going nowhere anytime soon. It is time for him to write his story, his Anacostia story, for antiquity.
John Muller & William Alston-El
William Alston-El looking out of an Anacostia attic overlooking Washington City, February 2014.