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Port Of Harlem Talk Radio - Kevin McGruder

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Kevin McGruder, author of "From Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem," (Columbia University Press, 2021) talks about Payton and his impact on Harlem and the world, and Harlem today. McGruder is also Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History at Antioch College.

Background Information: In the spring of 1904, the Hudson Realty Company, a firm led by White investors that had recently purchased occupied walkup apartment buildings in the Harlem Black enclave at 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, served the occupants with eviction notices. Philip A. Payton, Jr. and other Black investors quickly joined forces to purchase and lease other properties from White owner/allies in the area to block the effort to displace African Americans from the area.