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The Cultural Impact and Legacy of Black Theatres on D.C.’s Black Broadway on U

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Newsboys at Howard Theatre, circa 1936. Photo Credit: Scurlock Collection, Smithsonian American History Museum.

Join the DC Preservation League on Thursday, July 22nd at 12:00 pm EDT for a FREE virtual presentation led by Shellée M. Haynesworth, Executive Producer and Creator of the Black Broadway on U Project! Haynesworth will explore the cultural impact and legacy of Black Theatres on DC’s Black Broadway on U Street.



Shellée M. Haynesworth

Executive Producer/Creator | Black Broadway on U Project 

Shellée M. Haynesworth is an award-winning multimedia maker, storyteller and culture keeper. Throughout her more than 20+-year career and through her multimedia firm, Indigo Creative Works, she has produced documentaries, multicultural and digital media projects for clients such as USAID, U.S. Department of Education, Smithsonian Institution, Gates Foundation, PBS, NBC, Black Entertainment Television, TV One, HBO/Time Warner, and King World Entertainment, among others.

As a storyteller, her focus has been to examine the African Diaspora and shed light on the “untold” human stories and “hidden” contributions of African American and Latino changemakers in history, social justice, arts, culture and humanities. Some of her documentary and broadcast credits include Latino Voices: Art & Culture (PBS/Smithsonian), The HistoryMakers: An Evening with Quincy Jones (PBS), Latino Music Greats (National TV Syndication), Women’s Land Rights: A Ripple Effect (USAID/Gates Foundation) and A Tribute to Madiba: Nelson Mandela Special (TV One/News One Now).


About Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project

Launched in February 2014, Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project is a groundbreaking multi-platform story and public history initiative created to amplify, chronicle, preserve and enhance, the under-told story, cultural legacy, local memories and voices of Washington, D.C.’s marginalized Black community along the historic greater U Street community when it was known as “Black Broadway”, a city within a city.

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July 22
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm