Black Broadway on U: In Small Spaces
By blkbroadwayonu in Featured
Celebrating 2018 Black History Month! Black Broadway on U: In Small Spaces powered by Eaton Workshop immerses audiences into four storied, small spaces and surviving historic community landmarks in Washington, D.C.; 12th Street “Colored” YMCA (the first African American Y in the world), The Whitelaw Hotel (D.C.’s first African American owned luxury hotel and apartment complex known as “The Embassy”), Miner Normal School (For Colored Girls Only) and Georgia Douglas Johnson’s Residence (site of Saturday Nighters Literary Salon) that still stand today along the U Street/Shaw corridor. These spaces signify “possibility and transformation,” “redemption and uplift” and “horizons of triumph” for Black Washingtonians during the late 19th century to 20th century supporting the intersection of social arts, consciousness, cultural identity, progress, prosperity and resilience.
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Miner Normal School/Miner Teachers College
The Whitelaw Hotel
12th Street “Colored” YMCA
Georgia Douglas Johnson’s Saturday Nighters Salon