by Ken, Kailynn, China, Jerry, Jackie, and Tyrese
During the 1920's and 1930's, Washington D.C. was home to the largest African-American community in the United States. This was partially because of government jobs and because Howard University, an African-American only college, were located there.
While in Washington D.C., some famous people Duke Ellington met were Doc Perry, Lewis Brown, and Henry Grant. Washington D.C. was important in Duke Ellington's life because he started his first band there. Washington D.C. is also where he studied to be a classical musician.
Website Title: D.C. History
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