01. June 2019 - 14:30 till 16:30
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U Street Walking Tour | U St/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station | Saturday, 01. June 2019

Explore the neighborhood that was shared by African American intellectuals, business leaders, and families of all economic levels. The businesses they owned and the houses they lived in are featured on this walk. U Street was dubbed “Black Broadway” for the numerous movie theaters, nightclubs and ballrooms frequented by jazz musicians like Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Jelly Roll Morton, and Duke Ellington himself. You’ll see a theater and club where these performances took place. The first full-service YMCA for African Americans; one of the few hotels that welcomed a black clientele; and the first memorial to African American soldiers who fought in the U.S. Civil War are on the walk route, as are homes occupied by the Ellington family as Duke grew up. You’ll stand on the corner where riots started on April 4, 1968, following the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr.  That event may have extinguished the heyday of the area–but only temporarily.
Important Information:

The Tour embarks from U Street/Cardozo Metro Station’s 13th Street exit. 
No transportation is provided; participants should leave plenty of time for commuting to the location
This is a walking tour - wear comfortable shoes! 
There are no refunds - ticket transfers are allowed, but please notify the LSA office