In this very special tour to celebrate Black History Month, Off the Mall Tours is partnering with Rainbow History Project to bring you the Queer Black Broadway Walking Tour.
The U Street Corridor was known as “Black Broadway” in its heyday of the early 20th century. From the Prohibition Era to the Civil Rights Movement, it was also the center for social justice and fringe movements that fought to bring more opportunity for marginalized groups, including a secretive but active Queer community that was associated with the Harlem Renaissance, the Pansy Craze, underground crime worlds and the wide world of entertainment.
This 1.5 hour walking tour begins at 2204 14th Street NW and ends at the historic Howard Theatre, with an option to head to Shaw’s Tavern afterward.
*In honor of Black History Month, guests can enter promo code BHM2024 to receive 20 percent off of their total.
It’s so popular the Saturday tour is almost sold out, so they’ve added a second date!
A portion of proceeds go to benefit Rainbow History Project.