Walk In Their Shoes: A Tour Series Presented by U Street Main Street
The U Street neighborhood is colorful and historic – the part of the city that never sleeps, full of amazing food options, late-night dancing, and rich culture. Join us for 4 unique offerings showcasing the incredible past, present, and future of the corridor known as “Black Broadway.”
Our first tour is brought to you in partnership with Briana Thomas, Author of Black Broadway on U.
Music and Murals of U Street
Journey through one of Washington, D.C.’s most historical and unique neighborhoods on a guided walking tour led by local author and journalist Briana Thomas. With the use of community storytelling and engaging visuals, we will stroll through the Greater U Street area once known as Black Broadway. Welcome to Black Broadway! Celebrate Black history and explore the music and art scene that coined Greater U Street, Black Broadway. During this experience you will view murals of notable history makers like D.C. native Duke Ellington, and learn about the Jazz and Cultural Renaissance that paved the way for today’s African American successes, talents, and heroes. We will reminisce on U Street’s vibrant nightlife and flashy attractions as we highlight the entertainment venues such as the Howard Theater and the Lincoln Theatre that brought national recording artists to the corridor during the early 1900s.
Partner Business: Barkada Wine Bar
District Bridges Members receive 25% off – want to access the discount as well as fun other perks and events? Join here: https://www.districtbridges.org/membership-usms/