Philip Payton

The Father of Black Harlem

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Description

At the turn of the early twentieth century, Harlem—the iconic Black neighborhood—was predominantly white. The Black real estate entrepreneur Philip Payton played a central role in Harlem’s...

Advance Praise

"Kevin McGruder reveals the central role Philip Payton played in increasing the Black population in housing by maximizing profits and promoting racial equality. This is an expert addition to the...