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African American History Sites

Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Visit the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington DC Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is

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Phyllis-Wheatley-YWCA

Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

The YWCA is a global organization that dates back to 1855. It started in London when philanthropist Mary Jane Kinnaird founded the North London Home

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Charles Sumner School - Washington DC African American Heritage Tour

Charles Sumner School

The Charles Sumner School in Washington, D.C., named after U.S. Senator Charles Sumner, dates back to 1872. It was designed by Adolph Cluss, a German-born

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Howard Theatre

Howard Theatre

The Howard Theatre is one of the most notable theaters in Washington, D.C. At the time of its opening in 1910 it was considered to

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Anacostia Museum Washington DC

Anacostia Community Museum

The Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) is one of the twenty museums under the Smithsonian Institute. It represents the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, D.C., of which

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Lincoln Theatre Washington DC

Lincoln Theatre

The Lincoln Theatre began as a vaudeville and silent film house on U Street in 1922, in the midst of a period of change and

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Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park

Some might know it informally as “Malcolm X Park”, but the official name of this historical landmark is Meridian Hill Park. Since the creation of

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Howard University

Howard University

Howard University is one of the most renowned historically black universities (HBCUs) in the nation, having been ranked among the top producers of Black professionals

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Ben's Chili Bowl

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Located on U Street, Ben’s Chili Bowl is one of the most-popular attractions for eating in this historic part of Washington DC. The menu includes

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