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Tag: Baltimore Afro-American

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When Did the Howard Theatre Open?

The Apollo in New York, the Pearl in Philadelphia, the Uptown in Baltimore, and the Howard Theatre in Washington were the preeminent African-American venues for stars like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and the big bands of the 1930s to rock and roll and the Motown sound.

Dixie Chicken Shop advertisement (May 20th, 1939)

Dixie-Hot Fried Chicken on 14th Street

Sadly, this place no longer exists. And, the building it was in, is long gone. But, back in the day you could go to 2213 14th St. NW for some delicious fried chicken. The ad was placed on May 20th, 1939 in the Baltimore Afro-American. This sounds pretty damn good.

Josh Gibson scores a run in the 1944 Negro League East-West All-Star Game at Comiskey Park

Negro League Star Held in Hospital for Mental Observation

The title of this article caught my eye: “Josh Gibson Held in D.C. for Mental Observation.” If you’re a baseball fan, you know that Josh Gibson was probably one of the greatest and most feared hitters who ever lived. Unfortunately for Gibson, he was a tragic figure with personal problems that plagued him through his […]

If Walls Could Talk: Shaw’s Tavern

Congratulations to the latest “If Walls Could Talk” poll winner: Shaw’s Tavern. Also, congratulations on landing that liquor license. It’s been a long road, but the neighborhood and city is thrilled to have this latest addition to the dining and entertainment scene. The place to enjoy your meals in Washington The first thing I found […]

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