Members Only – Black Broadway Walking Tour
June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join DC Preservation League and Black Broadway on U for a June 29th members-only walking tour of Greater U Street’s black historic entertainment venues and related sites.
This tour is led by Shellée M. Haynesworth, creator of Black Broadway on U, a living digital history project. Black Broadway on U project is creating, maintaining and growing its online platform of multimedia content documenting the contributions, history and varied multicultural legacies of this prominent black neighborhood once known as “Black Broadway.” From the early to mid 20th century, this tight-knit village was “a city within a city” for Black Washington, and served as a very important arts and cultural crossroads, business, and intellectual mecca for Black Americans.
The tour focuses on several entertainment venues, dining establishments, and other cultural and business sites located in the Greater U Street neighborhood. Stops include Howard Theatre, Bohemian Caverns, The Southern Aid Society, and The Murray Brothers Printing Company & Casino.
Shellée M. Haynesworth is an award-winning multimedia producer and storyteller. She produces nationwide and international storytelling experiences and content centered on arts & culture, education, humanities, and social justice. Shellée has created projects for Smithsonian Institution, USAID, Gates Foundation, PBS, AD Council, Black Entertainment Television, TV One and HBO, and is a frequent community speaker. Her recent honors include the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment’s February 2019 Filmmaker of the Month and recognition as a local community influencer and culture leader by the Prince George’s African American & Cultural Center’s #MoreThanAMonth campaign. She is a past fellow of the Black Public Media’s 360+ Incubator and past president of Women in Film and Video in Washington, DC. Currently she is a member of the Producers Guild of America and advisory board member of Women in Film and Video. Shellée earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.
The tour meets at Howard Theatre – 620 T Street NW.