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We’re Celebrating DC’s Cultural Heroes

HumanitiesDC announces the Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award. The awards reception will take place at the Arts Club of Washington (2017 I St., NW) on Wednesday, September 4th from 6pm to 8 pm. The Patsy Fletcher Cultural Heritage Award will recognize four individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Washington, DC. Named after Patsy Fletcher ,who passed away in 2019, for her tireless efforts to protect and preserve the unique African American culture and history of

Duke Ellington Mural Rededication Program


  The Duke Ellington Mural on the True Reformer building has become an iconic feature of the U Street cityscape. Originally created in 1997, the mural adorned the west-facing side of the True Reformer building for 8 years from 2004 until 2012 when it was removed due to structural issues. It was restored to its full glory on May 3rd of this year. On July 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm, we’ll partner with DC Murals, Spectacle and Story to host an official

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