Discover the Real DC

Your guide to African American history and culture in Washington, DC

Discover the Real DC - Your guide to African American history and culture in Washington, DC
Celebrate the cultural significance of African Americans to DC, the nation and beyond.

The connection between African Americans and DC has always existed – from Benjamin Banneker, the son of a freed slave, placing the District’s boundary stones to Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown inventing a new form of funk music. Recount the days of “Black Broadway” on a U Street walking tour, pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at his memorial, reflect on the challenges and triumphs of African Americans at the National Mall’s newest Smithsonian museum and experience the city’s cultural diversity no matter where you are.

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