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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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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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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11 May 2015

U Street’s Funk Parade honors A Women of D.C. Funk: Shellee Haynesworth

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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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