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Kathleen Benson 01-08-2004 11:23 AM

East Harlem and Yorkville
Given recent references to East Harlem as Upper Yorkville (and the reactions of East Harlem residents to this term), I was interested to note the title of a 1947 photograph iincluded in the Winter Programs 2004 calendar of the International Center of Photography: "The Game of Lynching. Yorkville, East Harlem," by Vivian Cherry.

Jose 01-09-2004 10:46 PM

That's interesting. What did the photo contain as context?

Kathleen Benson 01-12-2004 08:56 AM

Yorkville, East Harlem
Actually, it is a very disturbing photograph of an African-American youth pretending to have been lynched--holding his head in the way a head droops when it is hanging in a noose. Hence the title "The Game of Lynching."

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