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Back by Popular Demand: Zora, Langston & U Walking Tour November 15 to Support Humanities DC!

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Zora and Langston were on the D.C. scene from 1918 – 1926 before becoming giants of the Harlem Renaissance. Native-born E.K. Ellington, aka “Duke” was becoming a local musical celebrity. These artistic icons provide a thematic back drop for a walking tour highlighting cultural life along the U Street corridor, Howard University, and Shaw after World War I and into the Prohibition era – a time of great change in the segregated capital city. RSVP on Eventbrite: Tour Details:  You’ll

Be a Champion for Humanities DC on the #GivingTuesday Host Committee!


  Save the Date! The third annual #GivingTuesday takes place on December 2!   This online fundraiser is designed to help non-profits everywhere raise funds for important causes. The primary outreach will be done via the Internet and we’re putting together our host committee.   Our #GivingTuesday host committee will aim to get 10 friends and family members to donate $10 to Humanities DC. It’s that simple! If you’d like to be a champion for the humanities, please contact our

New “Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grantees will Connect Different DC Communities. Learn more!


The “Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grant program awards up to $5,000 to organizations who can connect two different D.C. demographics to dialogue on a humanities-related project. Check out our exciting grantees! Center for Inspired Teaching, “Real World History” project will serve youth citywide by partnering with DC Public Schools to teach 30 youth the skills necessary to think, research, and write like a historian– and then the course matches each student with a historical venue in Washington, DC where they will spend an entire

HATFest Presents Spooktacular Halloween by Double Nickels Theatre

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The Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival invites families and youth to “Spooktacular” Halloween by Double Nickels Theatre from 12 to 6pm Friday at GatewayDC. Youth of all ages, from elementary through high school can enjoy a free Halloween festival with storytelling, a costume contest, Thriller parade, live music and much more! Register at This event falls under a series of HATFest Presents programming by Humanities DC, the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning & Economic Development and DC Commission on the Arts