Rosalynd Harris had always loved to dance. She loved it so much that when she grew up, her dream was to be a professional dancer. Finally, at twenty five, she became one. Unfortunately, dancers, even talented ones, rarely make enough money to pay the bills and Rosalynd needed a day job to supplement her passion.
So Rosalynd Harris took a job at the restaurant Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. It was a good job and it definitely helped to pay the rent, but the struggle was still there. The place was named after African American jazz poet Langston Hughes, who himself was a busboy at one point in his life. It attracted quite a crowd as well…