Kamal and Nizam Ali, proprietors of Ben's Chili Bowl, the iconic diner that the brothers' parents opened a half-century ago in the city's historically black center of commerce and culture in Washington DC. The Bowl was at the epicenter of riots in 1968 following the murder of Dr. Martn Luther King.
Kamal and Nizam Ali, proprietors of Ben's Chili Bowl, the iconic diner that the brothers' parents opened a half-century ago in the city's historically black center of commerce and culture in Washington DC. The Bowl was at the epicenter of riots in 1968 following the murder of Dr. Martn Luther King. Chuck Kennedy / MCT
Kamal and Nizam Ali, proprietors of Ben's Chili Bowl, the iconic diner that the brothers' parents opened a half-century ago in the city's historically black center of commerce and culture in Washington DC. The Bowl was at the epicenter of riots in 1968 following the murder of Dr. Martn Luther King. Chuck Kennedy / MCT

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