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Literary Harlem (including Cabaret School)
Our group took two mapping approaches. The first consisted of choosing a particular literary figure, then mapping their movements throughout Harlem. The other approach was more thematic--looking at literary salons and the people who moved in and out of the private/public spaces.
These approaches created a tangled web of maps; it became clear that as people moved throughout Harlem no one space was owned by one person. Addresses were passed down, and some authors evaded any kind of mapping-few records were left of their many temporary residences. In some cases, little record was left describing who was where and when.
The map uses color coded symbols to organize the data.
The key is as follows:
- YMCA's, hotels, other places that several authors have lived in temporarily
A yellow house icon denotes salons, private public spaces where many prominent Harlem Renaissance writers met and discussed projects. Also used to denote libraries/literaray gatherings
A martini icon denotes public spaces (like restaurants and bars) in which writers and other intellectuals would socialize.
- Fire!! Magazine
-information regarding the Negro Experiemental Theater, people involved with the Negro Experiemental Theater, theater in Harlem
Miscellaneous figures and places
James Van Der Zee
The normal blue marker denotes James Baldwin locations.
A pink circular marker shows places dealing with Carl Van Vechten.
- Langston Hughes
A yellow marker shows
Zora Neale Hurston
's various residences.
- Alain Locke
-Adelaide and Waldo Frank
- Audre Lorde
- Countee Cullen
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