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Pictured: Duke Ellington Mural on U Street's True Reformer Building

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African American Culture

From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the campus of Howard University and the soulful sounds of Jazz in the U Street corridor, the impact of African American culture is apparent around every corner.

 
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Music lovers flock to Washington each summer to attend the annual DC Jazz Festival, featuring up to 100 performances across more than 60 venues.
From the historic "Black Broadway" to today, experience DC's groove.
A detail of the Spirit of Freedom sculpture, part of the African American Civil War Museum in Shaw honoring the 209,000 soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union between 1861-1865.
Learn how DC's rich history is shaped by its strong African American heritage.
The Stone of Hope features a 30-foot sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Discover unforgettable only-in-DC experiences that will resonate for a lifetime.
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