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Duke Ellington's Washington

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Alternate title:Duke Ellington's Washington : the rise, fall, and rebirth of a neighborhood
Summary:During the early 20th century, Washington, D.C., was the cultural capital of black America. Prefiguring Harlem in the 1920s, D.C.'s Uptown area nurtured dynamic figures such as Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Mary Church Terrell, Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Dr. Charles Drew. In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith tells the often-overlooked story of the heyday, decline, and renewal of Uptown. Combined with rare photographs and archival footage, sparkling interviews with jazz pianist Billy Taylor, Ellington biographer John Hasse, historians James Horton and Edward Smith, and others describe the community's halcyon days, the post-desegregation exodus that opened the door to urban decay, and efforts that are reclaiming and renewing the neighborhood.
Contributor:Smith, Hedrick
Nelson, Stanley, 1955-
Provider:Hedrick Smith Productions
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Place of origin – Settlement:Princeton
Topical subjects:African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century
Social classes -- Washington (D.C.)
Riots -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century
Urban renewal -- Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
U Street (Washington, D.C.)
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974
Genre:Documentary television programs
Credits:Producer, Stanley Nelson ; writers, Hedrick Smith, Stanley Nelson ; a production of Hedrick Smith Productions, Inc., produced in association with South Carolina Educational Television. Correspondent, Hedrick Smith.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Performing Arts, Music
Personal and Family Lives
Films@UM Browse terms:American Culture, History
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