& EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF U STREET
Street is a living legacy - one well worth the walk.
the 1920’s-1950’s U Street, the historic heart
of the African American community flourished.
Discover it- walk the streets, see the sites,
hear the sounds, and learn the history associated
with the neighborhood that was the African American
Capital of America. Hear the real stories of
Langston Hughes and local literati who started a
renaissance before it happened in New York’s
Harlem. See where Duke Ellington grew up. Trace the
footprints of Jean Toomer and Alain Locke, leaders
in the arts. ”Visit the first YMCA in America "for coloreds"
and a 1920’s theater described as the “jewel in
the crown.” The tour concludes at the
African-American Civil War Memorial & Museum.
at the Metro Cardozo/U St. 13th St. Exit