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2117 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
Black Broadway in Washington, DC Reserve: omuseum.org/thomas Where: O Museum in The Mansion, 2020 O Street NW When: 4/23 5pm Join us for a book signing with the author — in our SECRET GARDENS - Special introduction by Dr. Bernard Demczuk Before chain coffee shops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots, Washington's Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s into the 1950s, African Americans plagued by Jim Crow laws in other parts of town were free to own businesses here and built what was often described as a "city within a city." Meet Local author and journalist Briana A. Thomas and learn about U Street's rich and unique history, from the early triumph of emancipation to the days of civil rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell and music giant Duke Ellington, through the recent struggles of gentrification. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Briana A. Thomas has been published in Washingtonian Magazine, the historic Afro- American newspaper, and the Washington Post throughout her journalism career. Briana earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland-College Park and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications from Greensboro College. She is the co-pastor of a Maryland-based multisite church Open Bible Ministries. FOR YOUR SAFETY & OURS —————————————- • masks available and required • touch-less entry • hand sanitizer stations throughout • complimentary gloves available • signage to promote social distancing
  • Start:April 23, 2021
  • End:April 24, 2021
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Mansion on O & O Street Museum, 2020 O Street Northwest,, Not found, District of Columbia, United States, 20036
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  • Event Type: Other
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