Washington's U Street: A Biography

Washington's U Street A BiographyJoin renowned author Blair A. Ruble and veteran jazz broadcaster Rusty Hassan for a discussion on Ruble's most recent book, Washington's U Street: A Biography.  A prominent urbanist, jazz aficionado and longtime Washington, D.C. resident, Blair Ruble is director of the Kennan Institute and of the Comparative Urban Studies Programs at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Rusty Hassan has been described by author and jazz journalist, Willard Jenkins as "...one of the warmest, most knowledgeable interviewers in jazz radio... one of those cornerstones of the jazz cognoscenti in the D.C. area." "Washington's U Street: A Biography" traces the history of this neighborhood from its Civil War-era origins to its recent gentrification.

This lecture will take place in the Great Hall, of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, on February 16th, at 1 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 202-727-1261.