Monthly Archives: May 2012

Excerpt From “Sugar Hill:” A Memorial Day Tribute to Honor Black and White WWII GIs

Sugar Hill Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem Chapter 6 World War II, Polio and Puberty ¬†Uncle Harry, Aunt Cee, Mom, Hunt* In the 1950s the Broadway RKO on 145th Street, and other theaters across America played a major role … Continue reading

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From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 6, 2012

Read the article on STL Post Dispatch:¬† Theresa Jean Baker grew up in Harlem in the 1950s. She became a teacher, married a graduate of Columbia law school and eventually moved to St. Louis. But Harlem was “the blueprint” of … Continue reading

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How “Sugar Hill” Made the Indie Bookstore Best-Seller List

On Sunday April 29th, around 3 p.m., my friend Phyllis called me and said, “Congratulations for being the number 8 best selling book.” “What did you just say?” “Didn’t you see it?” she said. “You’re in today’s paper.” I pride … Continue reading

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