Memphis: Restricted District in Sanctuary (Location)

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Display Label: 
Restricted District
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
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1013
Y: 
220
Description: 

The narrative describes Red's funeral procession "moving slowly through the restricted district where faces peered from beneath lowered shades, toward the main artery that led back out of town" (249). The narrator seems to assume readers will understand this description, and why the people in the neighborhood seem both interested and anxious about the funeral. Our map assumes this district was the all-white, middle class Normal Station neighborhood in the area of the University of Memphis. In 1911 "business houses and negroes" were "restricted" away from this area for a period of 25 years. Racial restrictions like this were common in more prosperous parts of cities in both the south and the north, which would explain why the narrator feels no need to explain further.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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