MAAP Mapping
The African American Past

The site was produced by the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in partnership with Columbia University’s Teachers College and Creative Curriculum Initiatives (CCI) to introduce African American Past.
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Harlem Renaissance Map

“. . . Even before the rise of Harlem, African-Americans made their presence felt on New York’s culture scene. Around 1900, aspiring black entertainers congregated in the neighborhood known as the Black Tenderloin, along Eighth Avenue from 23rd to 42nd Streets, and in San Juan Hill, the area west of Eighth Avenue from 58th to 65th Streets. Black music, dance, and comedy were already popular on Broadway and ragtime was a staple in Tin Pan Alley. The African-American move to Harlem began around 1911 . . .”

In harlem, few places are as rich in art and cultural history as the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. This map-poster-guide shows the homes, nightclubs, churches and other sites associated with Harlem’s writers, artists, musicians, thinkers, and political leaders. Also, it is featuring portraits and drawings of buildings and streets.

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Panoramic Map

The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird’s-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.

The City of New York. Will L. Taylor, chief draughtsman.

New York, Galt Hoy, 1879.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird’s-eye-view.

Includes illus., index to points of interest, directory, view of “Manhattan Beach,” and map “New York Manhatten Beach R.R. branches.”

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Residence of famous Harlemites
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New York, User Created

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