Black Broadway in Washington DC: A discussion with author, Briana A. Thomas

Thu Aug 12 2021 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Tabard Inn | Washington

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Black Broadway in Washington DC: A discussion with author, Briana A. Thomas Discussion & Reception with the Author.
About this Event

Event Details

Join us on Thursday, August 12th as local author, Briana Thomas, honors Historic U Street, with her newest book entitled, "Black Broadway in Washington, D.C."!

Before chain coffee shops and luxury high-rises, before even the beginning of desegregation and the 1968 riots. Washington’s Greater U Street was known as Black Broadway. From the early 1900s into the 1950s, African Americans plagued by Jim Crow laws in other parts of town were free to own businesses here and built what was often described as a “city within a city.”

Local author and journalist Briana A. Thomas narrates U Street’s rich and unique history, from the early triumph of emancipation to the days of civil rights pioneer Mary Church Terrell and music giant Duke Ellington, through the recent struggles of gentrification.

About the Author

Briana A. Thomas has been published in Washingtonian Magazine, the historic Afro-American newspaper, and the Washington Post throughout her journalism career. Briana earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland–College Park and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications from Greensboro College. She is the co-pastor of a Maryland-based multi site church Open Bible Ministries.

COVID-19 Protocols

For all guests visiting the Tabard, we kindly ask you to wear a mask upon arrival. Once you are in the event room, you are welcome to remove your mask. Non-vaccinated attendees are advised to wear their mask for the duration of the event.


The Tabard is contracted with a nearby garage that will allow our guests to park at a low flat rate of $10. Please use the following link, which you will need to park:

* You will need to choose a time in and a time out of the garage. Guests can go up to 6 hours at a time. However, if you exceed your time limit you have chosen you will be required to pay an additional amount when exiting the garage.

* You will book & pay for your parking reservation. You will receive a QR code which can be scanned when you arrive at the garage. This code is sent via email or you have the option of printing it.

The garage is located :

The Palladium

1325 18th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

(312) 935-2735

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Tabard Inn, 1739 N Street Northwest, Washington, United States


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