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Historically BlackImagining Community in a Black Historic District$
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Mieka Brand Polanco

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814762882

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Unfolding Communities: Union Road as a “Uniter of People”?

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(p.147) Conclusion
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Historically Black
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Mieka Brand Polanco

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814762882.003.0005

This concluding chapter presents a broad perspective of community as a concept in which history, space, and race are constantly “becoming” and where competing meanings are intertwined with and influenced by one another. It emphasizes community as a multilayered and complex experience. In Union residents operate within multiple and overlapping social circles, continually negotiating new productions and experiences of “community.” Union's various residents—those we have been calling history brokers, descendant residents, and delegitimized historians—do not come into contact with each other in many contexts, but their lives are nonetheless intertwined as they are shaped by many of the same social, political, and economic dynamics. When members of different groups do come together (as, for example, at the annual Union picnic) their interactions leave impressions and continue to inform how members of each group perceive others. These impressions are subsequently incorporated into residents' own evolving understandings of community.

Keywords:   community, history, space, race, experience, social circles, Union, history brokers, descendant residents, delegitimized historians

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