African Americans and Washington DC
Howard Theather, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Deborah Willis/AASC
The Howard Theater is located at 620 T Street NW and opened in 1910. It was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Known for its shows and performances by African American artists, dancers, and musicians, the Howard Theater opened its doors to the black community and offered them an opportunity to see talented performance in the early part of the twentieth century. The Howard Theatre’s company cast included the Howard Players and the Lafayette Players. In 2010 the theater was restored, and it reopened in 2012.