NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 128

By STERLING PLUMPP Geography (In Memory of Sam) 63rd and Cottage industries of genius. Here a/Tivoli Gallery: McKies, Basin Street and Bird Land scapes of creativity. You and Lorraine walked these streets: grammar school, high school, on to Wisconsin. “Black community had everything it needed,” you say, stores, markets, doctors, lawyers, and tailors of speech and swagger. Integration destroyed everything.” 126 63rd and Cottage industries. Place DePriest revives a black presence in Congress; Washington fortifies a city with humanity; and Obama launches possibility In the white imprimaturs to dominate.