Literary Landmark: Idlewild Public Library - various

Idlewild, Mich.
Dedicated: August 16, 2008
Partners: Idlewild Public Library, Library of Michigan, and the Michigan Center for the Book

Idlewild is the Black Eden of 20th Century African-American history. It was the vacation destination for such writers as Charles Chestnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and W. E. B. DuBois. At Idlewild, writers and entertainers created a separate place for African-American culture and thought to blossom in one of the few locations where African-American were welcome to vacation and relax.


Literary Tourism: Michigan’s Lower Peninsula (Book Riot)

Preserving Michigan's Literary Heritage (Library of Michigan)