1510 U St NW

Alfred's Steakhouse had attracted a diverse and exclusive clientele in the heydays of jazz in the 1940s. The Blackwell Business College attests to the importance of U Street as a neighborhood of African American professionals in the city, whose path to social mobility was paved through military service and the G.I. Bill. By 1953, the school was also approved to admit non-immigrant students. An intriguing court case ensuing from an INS investigation of the College in 1969 attests to its attractiveness to African students in particular.

Ad for Alfred's Steakhouse, c. 1940s
Ad for Alfred's Steakhouse, c. 1940s

Courtesy of George Washington Special Collections

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Ad for Blackwell College of BusinessAd1951
Ad for Blackwell College of BusinessAd1951

Courtesy of George Washington Special Collections

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Ad for Alfred's Steakhouse, c. 1940s
Ad for Alfred's Steakhouse, c. 1940s

Courtesy of George Washington Special Collections

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