On September 20th, from 10 a.m. to noon, explore DC through fiction brought to life during DC By the Book: Books of the Harlem Renaissance walking tour. This brand-new DC By The Book (DCBTB) tour, will highlight the U Street Neighborhood sites in the DCBTB mobile app: DCBTB is a collaboration between DC Public Library, local partners, and the public to crowd-source passages from fiction set in D.C and place them on a custom map of the city. Learn more at dcbythebook.org.
Meet and end at U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station, U St between 12th and 13th Streets, NW. RSVP here.
On September 27th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Zora, Langston & U Walking Tour will explore the lives and culture of two literary icons, while providing a thematic back drop to one of the most celebrated corridors of our city. Imagine two bright young writers Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes arriving in the U Street corridor and Shaw neighborhoods today. What would they recognize of the DC they knew then — nearly 100 years ago? What changes would they embrace now?
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Humanities Council and our mission to transform lives through the power of the humanities.