The neighborhood was named for Colonel Robert Gould Shaw who commanded the all-black 54th Regiment  in the Civil War. (You may recall Matthew Broderick’s character from the critically acclaimed film, Glory.)  At its center was the O Street Market, a popular gathering place in the late 19th century. Originally called “Uptown,” Shaw was the centerpiece of African-American culture during the Harlem Renaissance and is the hometown of jazz great Duke Ellington. Today, the neighborhood is undergoing its own renaissance, inspired and reinvigorated by projects such as the renewal of the storied Howard Theatre…and of course, City Market at O.