Black Broadway on U

Blank Rome's Washington, D.C., Office

March 30, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
[Past Event]

In honor of Women’s History Month, Blank Rome’s Attorneys of Color Affinity Group, a Firm-wide diversity and inclusion initiative, held a viewing of “Black Broadway on U” on March 30, at Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., office. The short film tells the story of the influential African American community on U Street in the early 1900s, once known as “Black Broadway,” which served as a prominent symbol of black culture and sophistication amid racial and political tension in America. Following the viewing, Shellée M. Haynesworth, executive producer and creator of Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project, highlighted notable African American women who lived and worked on U Street during that time.