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Saving Places: Who Tells Your Story: U Street’s African-American Legacy in D.C.

Cultural Storytelling + Tech: Spotlight on Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Saving Places turns the spotlight on Indigo Creative Works' Shellée M. Haynesworth, Cultural Storyteller/Creator of the Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project.  By Carson Bear, Editorial Assistant, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Washington, DC – Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Telling stories about historic places is a constant learning experience. Challenges such as ever-evolving technology, long-abandoned places that are difficult to research through traditional channels, and a cultural narrative that ignores marginalized voices can seem insurmountable.

But award-winning multimedia maker, storyteller, and multi-generational native Washingtonian Shellée M. Haynesworth is using these challenges to pioneer immersive, multi-platform content that reflects the values of preservation and retelling history in an inclusive, empowering way.

READ THE STORY, HERE:  savingplaces.org/stories/who-tells-your-story-u-streets-african-american-legacy-dc 


VISIT: Black Broadway on U: A Transmedia Project at, blackbroadwayonu.com