Shaw Neighborhood: Coined Washington, D.C.’s “Black Broadway”

Shaw was once known as D.C.’s “Black Broadway.” The neighborhood was named for Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who led the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first official black units during the Civil War. Shaw was a refuge for many escaped slaves and former slaves. The neighborhood was a strong community with schools, churches, […]

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