Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Setting & Symbolism

Nathan Huggins
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Harlem

Located in New York, Harlem is said to be the place where a "renaissance" of Negro artistic endeavors occur in the 1920s.

Garveyism

A term used to describe the ideals of Marcus Garvey, including the plan to establish a nation in Africa as seen throughout the section titled the New Negro Radicalism.

The Cotton Club

Located at 142nd and Lenox Avenue, the Cotton Club is listed as one of the best-known nightclubs of Harlem as listed in the Urban Setting section. It's later noted that the club is overly-exclusive, which means it isn't frequented by the common people.

Ellis Island

Where those arriving in New York were taken in and examined. The procedure is described by Claude McKay in "A Long Way from Home."

Pop Overton's Barber Shop

Where Eight-Ball and Dirty Cozzens almost have a fight in "Blades of Steel" by Fisher.

West Illana

The freighter...

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