The Book of Harlan Setting

Bernice L. McFadden
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Macon, Georgia

Emma's family lived in the Pleasant Hill section of Macon, Georgia. There was separation of whites, blacks with a division in each race based on status.

Harlem, New York City

Lucille and Bill bought a large home in Harlem and brought her family from Macon to live with them. Emma and Sam went to visit Lucille and Bill and liked the city and decided to settle there.

Kansa City

Lizard moved to Kansas City to immerse himself in the blues. He met many musicians and learned that he can think himself into being who he wants to be.

Montmartre, France

Harlan, Lizard and their band traveled to Montmartre, France to play in Eugen Bullard's club.

Buchenwald Concentration Camp

The camp where Harlan and Lizard were held prisoner. Harlan was there for five years. Lizard was killed by hanging after the Bitch of Buchenwald chose him out of...

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