The Origin of Originality: Where it is today

Background: Locke, Alain (1886-1954) | The Black Past. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/locke-alain-1886-1954. Accessed April 29 2017. The biographical article of Alain Locke makes the argument that is not only one of the most revolutionary figures in DC history, but a formative figure in racial equality across the United States. A graduate and later a professor of Howard University as well as a resident of […]

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The Culture of DuPont Architecture

Background: Black Cat Nightclub: History. http://www.blackcatdc.com/history.html. Accessed 10 Apr. 2017. In the historical background tab of the Black Cat Nightclub website, the author provides the foundation for the venue’s existence. Specifically, the area located in the “U Street corridor” was suffering from a lack of “good concert venues.” The owners, former DC band Grey Matter, […]

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The Striver’s Section and Dupont Underground

Method: Striver’s Section. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc49.htm. Accessed 20 Apr. 2017. In the article by the National Park Service, the author argues that the Striver’s Section of DuPont is one of the most important cultural sites for the Washington community. The neighborhood today is very diverse; however, it was originally an area founded predominantly by the African American […]

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