Saturday, March 25th, 2023 @ 1:30:pm
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Join us for an in-person presentation and conversation with author Briana Thomas to find out more about the U Street corridor and what Black Broadway really means here in the District.
Black Broadway in Washington, D.C. brings us back to the early days of Black community here in the District on what we now call the Greater U Street. From the days of emancipation and building community on U Street when there was none found elsewhere in the city for Black Americans, to the Long, Hot Summer of 1967 and the 1968 riot, all the way up to what many local Washingtonians remember about the crack epidemic and the subsequent gentrification of various neighborhoods. Come hear about these events and more from local historian and journalist Briana Thomas, in the very area that was known as Black Broadway. This event is free and open to all, accessible through our Facebook and Youtube pages (@busboysandpoets).
Please RSVP if you are joining us in person or are interested in purchasing a signed book with shipping (limited to those tuning in via livestream)
The program will begin at 6 p.m. with an introduction from Busboys and Poets Books Director of Operations, Lori Barrientos Sanchez, before we get right into it with Briana to hear more about the great history of Black Broadway. There will be time for Q&A with the audience before the end of the program, as well as the opportunity to purchase a copy of BLACK BROADWAY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. for Briana to sign the night of.
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