Iconic Mural Returns to U Street

Join us on July 22nd for a ceremony to rededicate the Duke Ellington Mural painted by G. Byron Peck. A mainstay of the U Street corridor streetscape, the Duke Ellington mural was removed in 2012 due to structural issues with the True Reformer Building. The mural was returned on May 3rd.

The program will include a panel discussion featuring: Jazz Historian Sandra Butler-Truesdale, DC Historian Blair Ruble, and the creator of the Ellington Mural, G. Byron Peck. The panel will be moderated by Shellee Haynesworth, creator of the Black Broadway on U project.

The panel will be followed by a live jazz performance. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP at https://ellingtonmural.eventbrite.com

Time: Monday, July 22, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: True Reformer Building Auditorium (1200 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009)

This program is presented in conjunction with DC Murals: Spectacle and Story.

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