19 Sep 2017

Cultural Storytelling + Tech: Spotlight on Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project! The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Saving Places turns the spotlight on Shellée M. Haynesworth, Cultural Storyteller/Executive Producer of the Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project. By Carson Bear, Editorial Assistant, National Trust for Historic…

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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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20 Jun 2016

Washington, DC – June 20, 2016 – Before legendary 20th century African American photographers Gordon Parks, Robert H. McNeill (DC native) and James Van Der Zee there was D.C.’s famed AA photographer Addison Scurlock. Yesterday, marked Mr. Scurlock’s (b. June 19, 1883 – December 12, 1964) 133rd birthday anniversary…

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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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08 Jul 2015

IN THIS ISSUE! We’ve launched our interactive map, Black Broadway on U: Discover The Community; where our site users can EXPLORE + DISCOVER some of the “unsung” PathBreakers and landmark places from this historic Black D.C. neighborhood, TAKE THE TOUR HERE: WATCH! Black Broadway on U’s latest mini-doc stories;…

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18 Apr 2015

Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project selected to participate in National Black Programming Consortium’s 360 Incubator Program.

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