Digital Harlem now includes over 2000 events and nearly 2500 locations from the years when the neighborhood became a ‘black metropolis.’ This material has been drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources. The site allows users to map these sources, to visualize and explore the spatial dimensions of everyday life, and gain a new perspective on a key location and moment in African American history. The related blog -- http://digitalharlemblog.wordpress.com/ -- discusses maps generated on the site: recent posts examine soapbox speakers, traffic accidents, and the life of a West Indian laborer. Additional source material and blog posts will be added in coming months. Digital Harlem was awarded the American Historical Association’s Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History. It is part of a collaborative project by Stephen Robertson, Shane White, Stephen Garton and Graham of the Department of History at the University of Sydney in Australia.
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