Book Nook: Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem by Kevin McGruder
Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with Kevin McGruder
Kevin McGruder returned to the program to discuss his biography of Philip Payton. Payton was a real estate entrepreneur who was instrumental in changing the demographic profile of Harlem a century ago. If it wasn't for Payton's highly active role in the real estate market during that era the community could have been quite different. Payton died at a very young age as he was in the process of engineering his biggest real estate deal yet. One can only wonder what he might have accomplished if he had lived longer.
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