BLAHC: The Brookland Literary & Hunting Club


Duration: 0:09:33
Country: United States
Director(s): Kenneth Alexander Campbell
Producer(s): Eve K. Austin, Kenneth Alexander Campbell

​”​This oral history film honors the experience of 5 members of the Brookland Literary and

Hunting Club (a.k.a. BLAHC), a poker and social club founded in Washington, DC in 1942 by 9 accomplished Black men from the Brookland neighborhood in the district — doctors, lawyers, scientists, university presidents — many with Howard University affiliations. They gathered monthly to discuss important topics of the day (the “literary”) and “hunt” (aka play poker). BLAHC has survived until today, but now it may be reaching it’s end.”