A Look Back at DC's 'Black Broadway'

Long before gentrification and the uprising in 1968, the U Street Corridor was known as “Black Broadway.”

Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey were just a few of the big names you would see at the Lincoln Theater, Howard Theatre, Republic Gardens or the now-closed Bohemian Caverns.

Here’s a look back at the historic corridor in Washington, D.C.





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