19 Sep 2017

Saving Places: Who Tells Your Story | Remembering U Street/Black Broadway

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 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 difficult to research through traditional channels, and a cultural narrative that ignores marginalized voices can seem insurmountable. But award-winning multimedia maker, storyteller, and multi-generational native Washingtonian Shellée M. Haynesworth is using these challenges to pioneer immersive, multi-platform content that reflects the values of preservation and retelling history in an inclusive, empowering way.