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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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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24 Oct 2015

Team Black Broadway on U hacks it up and creates Duke’s DC: Just Jumpin’ and Jivin’, an interactive, scavenger hunt game design that celebrates Duke Ellington’s DC Ellingtonia at the first-ever National Black Programming Consortium/Silicon Harlem hackathon, ‪Hack360‬ in historic Harlem. (Pictured far right, Shellée Haynesworth, Executive Producer/Creator, Black…

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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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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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