The Closing of Lenox Lounge and Symbols of Blackness
I remember when President Obama was elected and there was a lot of discourse on how symbolic the election was, and folks were right it was incredibly symbolic.
Symbols are powerful because they inspire people. Now, there is a picture on The Facebook of an empty Lenox Lounge. I have only been to the place twice and when I saw it, I wondered why I feel like I have lost something. Maybe it is a fear of an erasure, of certainly elements of Black people’s history being erased.
The Lenox Lounge backstory.
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