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Humanitini: Ethiopian Culture and Identity in DC

Just off U Street, in what we affectionately know as “Little Ethiopia”, one can find the vibrant enclave of restaurants, grocery stores, and mom-and-pop shops. When immigrants arrived in droves in the early 2000’s, the Ethiopian community began to expand beyond this four-block stretch. Their culture has since blossomed in the nation’s capital. For many of us, our first entre into Ethiopian culture has been through hookah and traditional foods. However, in our next Humanitini, we will examine the Ethiopian experience in DC in depth:

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

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: https://zora-langston-u-tour.eventbrite.com Tour Details:  You’ll

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