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Black Broadway in Washington, DC

Black Broadway in Washington, DC

Thomas, Briana A.
Norton, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes

Hardcover

Series: American Heritage

ArtistsEntertainment & Performing ArtsBlack American Studies

Publisher Price: $32.99

ISBN10: 1540245608
ISBN13: 9781540245601
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Published: Jan 4 2021
Pages: 194
Weight: 0.95
Height: 0.50 Width: 6.00 Depth: 9.00
Language: English
Before chain coffeeshops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington's Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s into the 1950s, African Americans plagued by Jim Crow laws in other parts of town were free to own businesses here and built what was often described as a city within a city. Local author and journalist Briana A. Thomas narrates 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.

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