The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C., and the DC Public Library will present a Literary Walking Tour: U Street and the Harlem Renaissance
May 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. as part of the DC By the Book project (dcbythebook.org). Kim Roberts, a historian of DC’s literary culture, will lead the tour meeting participants at the 13th Street entrance to the U Street Metro in Northwest, DC.
Authors featured will include Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Duke Ellington, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Richard Bruce Nugent, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Edward Christopher Williams, Pearl Bailey, James Weldon Johnson, Alain Locke, and Rudolph Fisher. Participants will tour the U Street neighborhood, exploring locations found in significant literary works. The tour will include several stops featured in the new DC By The Book Iphone/Android app. The app guides users on tours of DC By the Book sites across the city.