19 Sep 2017

#SavingPlaces Who Tells Your Story: U Street’s African American Legacy in Washington, D.C. by Carson Bear, Editorial Assistant, National Historic Trust for Preservation. Washington, DC – Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Telling stories about historic places is a constant learning experience. Challenges such as ever-evolving technology, long-abandoned places that are…

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02 Mar 2017

Washington, DC – Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Driving down the U Street corridor in 2013, D.C. native/multimedia producer, Shellée M. Haynesworth got the inspiration to begin her “Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project.” Sure, driving down the road that would become the focus of her 2014 series…

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03 Oct 2016

Washington, D.C. – Monday, October 3, 2016 – The Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project celebrated the historic and momentous grand opening of the Smithsonian’s African American Museum of History and Culture (NMAAHC) on Saturday, September 24, 2016 with the launch of its first mobile, geo-location story tour,…

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02 Oct 2016

Washington, DC – September 29, 2016 – There are few physical reminders left of the U Street corridor’s rich African-American history. Once home to jazz legends like Duke Ellington and frequented by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald in the 1920s, U Street was nearly as important to…

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03 Jun 2016

Washington, DC – June 1, 2016 – With gentrification rapidly changing the demographic landscape of Washington D.C.’s historic U Street corridor the history of what is known as “Black Broadway” lives in former journalist Shellee Haynesworth’s virtual time capsule in cyberspace. Haynesworth’s Black Broadway on U multi-media project tells…

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10 May 2016

Washington, DC – May 5, 2016 WAMU 88.5 Bandwidth – Multimedia project Black Broadway on U archives the people and places that made D.C.’s U Street corridor a hub of black culture during the first half of the 20th century. On U Street in 2016, it’s easy to stumble…

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01 Apr 2016

‪WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2016 – We’re excited to announce that Awesome Foundation DC selects the Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project as the recipient of their March 2016 ‪micro-grant‬. How ‪awesome‬ is that! Everyone wins when their local community steps up to keep its cultural legacy…

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09 Mar 2016

Washington, DC – February 25, 2016 ‪- Black History Month Spotlight!!  The under-told story and history of D.C.’s Black Broadway on U comes full-circle on District of Columbia Network’s award-winning show, Washington Full Circle. Shellée M. Haynesworth (Executive Producer/Creator, Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project) discusses this amazing…

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06 Nov 2015

Black Broadway on U’s Executive Producer/Creator, Shellée Haynesworth featured on WUSA9-TV’s (CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.) Great Day Washington morning show on Thursday, November 5, 2015. She talks about this multi-platform project and its mission to preserve and curate this Black DC historical and cultural legacy for generation now…

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28 Sep 2015

Black Benefactors is hosting “Black Broadway on U: Echoes of An Era” Community Learning Walking Tour Luncheon for Community Investment Network’s 11th annual conference on October 2! It’s an historical journey back into time when DC’s greater U Street community businesses were black owned and run; its buildings built…

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