Negro Store District in Absalom, Absalom! (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Negro Store District
Type: 
Office/store
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1210
Y: 
794
Description: 

When Charles Etienne Saint-Valery Bon comes into Jefferson, he is usually found "blind or violently drunk in the negro store district on Depot Street" (170). In other Yoknapatawpha novels the part of town where blacks live is variously called "Negro Hollow," "Freedman Town," and so on. But in no other novel is there a reference to a district of black-owned businesses. Absalom! doesn't describe this district, or say what stores it contains, but the name of the street suggests it's near the railroad station.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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