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Black Broadway in Washington, DC

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September 12, 2021 to September 12, 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mansion on O & O Street Museum, 2020 O Street Northwest,, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States, 20036

About This Event

Before chain coffee shops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington's Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. Meet Local author and journalist Briana A. Thomas and learn about U Street's rich and unique history, from the early triumph of emancipation to the days of civil rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell and music giant Duke Ellington, through the recent struggles of gentrification. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Briana A. Thomas has been published in Washingtonian Magazine, the historic Afro- American newspaper, and the Washington Post throughout her journalism career. Briana earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland-College Park and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications from Greensboro College. She is the co-pastor of a Maryland-based multisite church Open Bible Ministries.