The Forgotten History of U Street

Vintage photos of Black Broadway, the hub of commercial, intellectual, and cultural life for African Americans in D.C. from the 1920s to the 1950s.

By Briana Thomas | Washingtonian Magazine, February 12, 2017

The Republic Theater, on the north side of the 1300 block of U Street, 1945-1946. Photo by Robert McNeill (RU ET 61).

The Republic Theater, on the north side of the 1300 block of U Street, 1945-1946. Photo by Robert McNeill (RU ET 61). Provided by Susan McNeill.

Read Briana Thomas’ article.

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