Selassie Ethiopian Market

Location: 709 Kennedy St NW, Washington, DC 20011

The Selassie Ethiopian Market includes the name of Ethiopia’s last emperor, Haile Selassie II.

“Born in Ethiopia in 1892, Haile Selassie was crowned emperor in 1930 but exiled during World War II after leading the resistance to the Italian invasion. He was reinstated in 1941 and sought to modernize the country over the next few decades through social, economic and educational reforms. He ruled until 1974, when famine, unemployment and political opposition forced him from office.” (Accessed 6/5/2019)


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