Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project, a multiplatform story chronicling the history/cultural legacy of DC's Black Broadway.

There was a time when D.C.'s historic greater U Street corridor was known as "Black Broadway" and being there meant being somebody. Many voices from this African American community live on and long to tell this story...Virginia Ali (Founder/Owner, world-famous Ben's Chili Bowl), Patricia Mitchell, (EVP, Industrial Bank) and Chip Ellis (Developer, The Howard Theatre), among many others.

DISCOVER: The history & cultural legacy of D.C.'s Black Broadway on U at: blackbroadwayonu.com

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Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project, a multiplatform story chronicling the history/cultural legacy of DC's Black Broadway.

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DISCOVER: Black Broadway on U - blackbroadwayonu.com

Before the Harlem Renaissance, there was the DC Renaissance along DC's greater historic U St. corridor once known as “Black Broadway." From the 1900s -1950s, this culturally vibrant community…


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DISCOVER: Black Broadway on U - blackbroadwayonu.com

Before the Harlem Renaissance, there was the DC Renaissance along DC's greater historic U St. corridor once known as “Black Broadway." From the 1900s -1950s, this culturally vibrant community was America’s “Black Mecca” where a black-owned entertainment and business district, schools, organizations and churches thrived amid racial and political tension in the U.S. This is the multi-platform story of this Black Washington cultural legacy.

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