Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Harlem Renaissance in DC

A Walking Tour Led by Kim Roberts

Announcing a free walking tour of the greater U Street neighborhood, "The Harlem Renaissance in DC," led by Kim Roberts. Presented by Holly Bass Performance Project, in honor of the 108th birthday of former DC resident Langston Hughes (on February 1).

Date: Saturday, January 30
Time: 10:15 am (until approximately 11:30)
Location: Starts and ends at Busboys & Poets Bookstore, 14th & V Streets NW
Cost: Free, but advance reservations required

This tour covers the Jazz Age in Washington, DC, when the movement known today as the Harlem Renaissance got its start. And it started--despite its name--right here! DC was home to Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Alain Locke, and Jessie Fauset--some of the most significant writers of the Renaissance. Learn about the "Black Broadway" of U Street, with its clubs, houses, and thriving small businesses.

Limited to 25 participants. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and carry water.
NOTE: If it is raining, snowing, or the temperatures are below freezing, this tour will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, February 6. (We want to honor Langston Hughes, but not suffer for him!)

To RSVP: please send an email to langstondays@gmail.com.

Kim Roberts

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