Back by Popular Demand: Zora, Langston & U Walking Tour Saturday to Benefit Humanities DC!
On Saturday, the Zora, Langston & U Walking Tour returns, highlighting cultural life along the U Street corridor, Howard University, and Shaw after World War I and into the Prohibition era – a time of great change in the segregated capital city. This tour, organized by the Michon Boston Group, will benefit Humanities DC’s mission to advance the cultural tapestry of our city. Please RSVP today here.
You’ll start your tour with breakfast and a pictorial overview (including rare photos of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington in his teen years) in the Hughes-themed Langston Room at Busboys and Poets. The walk begins from the Zora-themed Eatonville Restaurant and explores U Street, Howard University, the site of Griffith Stadium, the Howard Theatre, and its neighbor, The Right Proper Brewery, located in the old Holliday’s Pool Hall. Meet and enjoy hospitality from local businesses including Uprising, the new muffin shop in the area that was once bakery row.
They are part of the recent wave of change in the city. You’ll hear stories and sample the flavor of these city blocks that made Washington, D.C. a cultural and social magnet for Zora, and gave Langston “The Weary Blues.”
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/zora-langston-u-then-now-walking-tour-with-food-tickets-13900124647?aff=eac2.
If you have questions, contact the Michon Boston Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.