DC Oral History Collaborative – Brookland Literary and Hunting Club Oral History Project

Brookland Literary and Hunting Club(BLAHC) is a 76-year-old poker club organized in 1942 by nine accomplished Black men from the Brookland area of Washington, DC—doctors, lawyers, scientists, educators—many with Howard University affiliations. Each month they gathered to engage in facilitated conversation about important topics of the day (the “literary” component), to share a meal, and then for the main event: the “hunt” (aka poker). The tradition continues to this day.

In 2018 members of the club were interviewed were interviewed by Eve Austin and Kenneth Campbell.