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Funk Parade

May 2,2015 • U Street •Washington,DC


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By: Andrew M • Photos by: Josh Brick


By: Andrew M • Photos by: Josh Brick
Last weekend made me proud to call DC my new home.
The U-Street corridor holds a very special history to the city. For years,U Street was a thrivingneighborhood and community, particularly for African American musicians. The neighborhood was even home to Duke Ellington. Then amidst the turmoil ofthe late 60s, the area became to location ofthe 1968 race riots. An abundance of narcotics in the 70s, coupled with bad economic conditions began to plague the U Street community for quite some time. (Source) However, now,the area isstartingto comeback in a big way. It now thrives with music venues scattered in the immediate U Street area with some overlap to adjoining neighborhoods like Adams Morgan.

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The daytime festivities of the Funk Parade revealan appreciation for…

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