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. 


Black Businesses 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. Before the 21st century’s chain coffee shops and luxury high-rises, there was Black Broadway. It was the roaring 20s and the U Street corridor was home to more than three hundred Black-owned businesses. During this experience you will visit the area’s oldest landmarks, as we spotlight the Black-owned businesses from the neighborhood’s golden past. Discover some of the corridor’s most popular shops like, the nationally acclaimed restaurant, Ben’s Chili Bowl, and D.C.’s first Black financial institution, Industrial Bank. Also, keep an eye out for some hidden gems along the way!

Partner Business: TBD


**Member Discount!**

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/ 


Jun 11 2022


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Main Streets

U Street