A Book Event at the 247 Year Old Jumel-Mansion in Harlem
On April 15th, I had the privilege of doing a reading and book signing at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, an historic home with beautiful grounds, where George Washingtron headquartered for three months in 1776, during the period he planned the Battle of Harlem Heights. The house sits on the Harlem bluffs and is a block from where I grew up. As a child, I was in awe of the big house up the street. In my book, I write at some length about the mansion and its relationship to the Sugar Hill neighborhood. To learn more about the building’s history go to:http://www.morrisjumel.org/
You can also also hear an interview I had with Sarah Laing, from Uptown Radio. It’s a network sponsored by Columbia University. I talk about the mansion, but also what life was like on Sugar Hill during the 1950s-’60s.