The Street Setting & Symbolism

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The Street

The Street in the novel is 116th Street, but it could be any street where the residents are poor and beaten down by life's circumstances. The Street represents the living conditions for the majority of the black people living in Harlem during the 1940s.

Junto's Bar and Grill

Junto's Bar and Grill is one of the few places where the people in the Harlem area can find a certain measure of escape. Junto's place serves as both a social club and a meeting place.

White Blouse

Lutie feels violated when she finds her white blouse in her closet has been crushed by Jones. She washes it immediately, but knows she will not be able to bring herself to wear it for a long time.

The Casino

The Casino is a club owned by Junto. Boots and his orchestra perform there, and it is where Lutie sings...

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