Ms. Grant’s DC History classes went on a walking tour Wednesday and Thursday of U Street. Local historical sites include the Victorian-era neighborhood, developed largely between 1862 and 1900. The historic district was the center of Washington’s African American community between 1900 and 1948, including African American fraternities/societies, theaters, and jazz clubs. Students were surprised to meet Ben’s Chili Bowl owner Virginia Ali and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson in their travels this week.