One Year After Obamas Move In, Washington Losing its Black Majority
It used to be “the Black Broadway.”
Washington D.C.’s U Street N.W. neighborhood has long been considered an African-American cultural epicenter. Duke EllingtonDuke EllingtonDuke Ellington, Pearl BaileyPearl BaileyPearl Bailey and Sarah Vaughn were among the legendary performers, who played at a string of nightclubs and theaters along the thoroughfare.
That’s ancient history now. One year after the country first African American president moved into that big White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington’s half-century status as a predominantly black city appears to be nearing its end.
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Posted on January 23, 2010, in sustainability and tagged Black Broadway, Columbia Heights, Duke Ellington, gentrification, Harlem Renaissance, homelessness, Howard University, mimimum wage, Obama, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughn, Shaw, the Obamas, U Street NW, Washington DC. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.