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07Dec

Doreen St. Félix on June Jordan’s Vision of a Black Future

An aerial blueprint of an alternative future disoriented readers of the gentlemen’s magazine Esquire in April 1965. Three rivers—Harlem, Hudson, and East—carve this divergent Harlem as they carve the known Harlem, producing its shape, that maligned almost rectangle. The blueprint’s topography suggests a fiction, or a prophetic vision: Fifteen towers rise above the stubborn city […]

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