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Anthony Horton papers,

Title
Anthony Horton papers, 2000-2010.
Author
Horton, Anthony, 1968-2012.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 878 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

Details

Description
.3 linear feet
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Book designer's mock-ups (Publishing) – United States – 20th century.
  • Correspondence.
  • Graphic novels.
  • Illustrations.
  • Letters.
Source (note)
  • Youme Landowne
Biography (note)
  • Anthony Horton was an African American man who for a period of his life was homeless and lived in the tunnels beneath the subway trains. Together with author/artist Youme Landowne, Horton wrote and illustrated "Pitch Black: Don't be Skerd" (2008) which tells the story of how the two met, his background, and his life underground. Horton worked with the Theater of Oppressed NYC, frequently playing the role of a police officer in the troupe's performances. He died in a fire that ripped through his underground home.
Call Number
Sc MG 878
Author
Horton, Anthony, 1968-2012.
Title
Anthony Horton papers, 2000-2010.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
volume
Summary
The Anthony Horton collection consists of a mock-up for the book he and Youme Landowne wrote and illustrated together, "Pitch Black: Don't be Skerd," about Horton's life in the tunnels under the New York City subway system, and letters he wrote to his co-author/friend from 2009-2010. The letters discuss their friendship and his thoughts; most were written while he was an inmate in Downstate Correctional facility in Fishkill, New York. According to Landowne, he was incarcerated because of possession of an antique knife that he wanted to sell. There are additional writings along with original artwork and illustrations.
Biography
Anthony Horton was an African American man who for a period of his life was homeless and lived in the tunnels beneath the subway trains. Together with author/artist Youme Landowne, Horton wrote and illustrated "Pitch Black: Don't be Skerd" (2008) which tells the story of how the two met, his background, and his life underground. Horton worked with the Theater of Oppressed NYC, frequently playing the role of a police officer in the troupe's performances. He died in a fire that ripped through his underground home.
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Local Subject
Black author.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 878
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