City within a City
— Greater U Street Heritage Trail —You are standing on Washington's historic Black Broadway-the heart of African American life in Washington, D.C. from about 1900 to the 1950s. Duke Ellington, its most famous native son, grew up, was inspired, trained, and played his first music here. He is but one example of the leaders in law, medicine, the military, science and the arts who were shaped by a community that valued education and supported achievement against great odds in a segregated society. Nearby Howard University was its guiding star.
|Marker Number||1 of 14|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324057 N 4309512|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91690000, -77.02940000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.014', W 77° 1.764'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 0.84" N, 77° 1' 45.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1250 U St NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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