Beyond Black Broadway – The Other Side of Shaw Walking Tour

Presented by author Lauri Williamson and Politics and Prose

Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


The Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. was established largely due to Union Army encampments that housed or protected “Contrabands”, newly escaped slaves seeking a better life for themselves and their families.  The neighborhood continued to develop into one that plays a key role in the lives of African Americans in Washington, even today. Join Lauri Williamson, Author of “111 Places in Black Culture in Washington, DC that you Must Not Miss” for a broader look at a section of the neighborhood that is adjacent to U Street’s “Black Broadway”. This is where the father of Black History, Carter G. Woodson lived and entertained luminaries such as Langston Hughes and Mary McLeod Bethune, where neighborhoods of poor people filled the alleyways, and where the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was planned.

Know Before You Go

Meeting place: Howard University/Shaw Metro Station,

We will meet at the corner of 7th & S Streets, NW, on the west side of 7th Street.

Preparation for the Walk: This tour is all outdoors along city sidewalks. Participants should wear sturdy and comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tour will cover 1 mile of walking.

Weather Policy: We will go ahead in light intermittent rain but will cancel if steady heavy rain is in the forecast. Prep sunscreen and water.

Registration Limited to 20 people.  

About the Instructor: Lauri Williamson is a professional, licensed tour guide, meeting and event professional and owner of Capital Gift Baskets.  Her new book is “111 Places in Black Culture in Washington, DC that you Must Not Miss”.

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Return Policy: Refunds are only guaranteed up to seven days before the trip.

SKU: 9787000013438

111 Places in Black Culture in Washington, DC That You Must Not Miss By Lauri Williamson, David Wardrick (Photographer) Cover Image
By Lauri Williamson, David Wardrick (Photographer)
ISBN: 9783740820039
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Published: Emons Publishers - June 19th, 2024

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