Black History & Culture in Washington, DC
Whether you want to discover local Black entrepreneurs and businesses or follow that go-go beat, DC is where Black culture and life thrive.
The connection between African Americans and DC has always existed – from Benjamin Banneker, the son of a freed enslaved man, placing the District’s boundary stones to the "Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown inventing a new form of funk music. Recount the days of “Black Broadway” on a U Street walking tour, pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at his memorial, reflect on the challenges and triumphs of African Americans at the National Mall’s newest Smithsonian museum and experience the city’s cultural diversity no matter where you are.
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