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The station is located in northwest Washington and serves the popular U Street neighborhood; nearby attractions include the Lincoln Theatre, the historic restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl, and several popular nightclubs, including The Black Cat and the 9:30 Club. The station is also a short walk due east of the neighborhood of Adams Morgan.
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The station is single-platform with entrances at opposite ends, both on U Street at 10th and 13th Streets. "Cardozo" was added to the name just before opening, and refers to the nearby Cardozo High School. "African-American Civil War Memorial" was added in 1999 when the African American Civil War Memorial was completed at U Street and Vermont Ave NW. Service at the station began on May 11, 1991. With this designation, this station has the longest name in the Metro system at 44 characters; the shortest station name is Takoma at only six.
Trains originally serviced this station as Yellow Line trains until Green Line service was formally introduced later that year.  Yellow Line service resumed in late 2006 as part of an 18-month experiment to extend that line to Fort Totten station during non-rush hours and weekends.
On June 10, 2001, Metro Transit Police Officer Marlon C. Morales was killed in the line of duty at this station, while intervening in a fare dispute. The fare is $1.95 but he only wanted to pay the discount fare of $1.60 because he was counting his savings to buy a postage stamp. A plaque exists outside the 13th Street entrance in his honor. 
Notable places nearby Edit
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toward Branch Avenue
toward Fort Totten
- WMATA: U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station
- StationMasters Online: U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Station