|Harlem was never an isolated neighborhood. For most of the 20th century it was the center of African-American life in the United States, a mecca that attracted Black people from all around the country and the world. Here Black creativity flourished producing a multiplicity of new cultural forms that was not only embraced by the Black community, but also affected people from around the globe.
The Harlem Renaissance Map with art by Tony Millionaire was published by Ephemera Press (founded by Gallery 98’s Marc H. Miller). Created as both a poster and walking tour, the map includes portraits of Harlem’s artists, writers, musicians, politicians, thinkers, theater personalities and sports stars along with addresses and drawings of their homes, clubs, churches and Harlem hangouts.
Originally published in 2001, the map was sold at the Schomburg Center, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the New York Public Library, and in museum shops around the country in conjunction with exhibitions on Romare Bearden and other artists from Harlem. Now out of print for over a decade, fewer than 20 of the original posters are still available. More plentiful is the four-postcard set published in conjunction with the map.