ETHICAL SOCIETY MID RIVERS

Sugar Hill: Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem

SELECTED BY: SARA

Univ. of MO Extension Center

260 Brown Road, St. Peters, MO (map)

In honor of Black History Month, we’ll hear Terry Baker Mulligan, a St. Louis resident and author ofSugar Hill: Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem, read from her book while interspersing personal commentary.

Using Harlem’s famous cultural institutions and memorable characters as her backdrop, Terry Baker Mulligan writes joyously about weathering adolescence while history unfolds around her in the legendary neighborhood called Sugar Hill.

This feel-good story resonates with humor, warmth and wisdom as Mulligan chronicles her life among flamboyant evangelists, curly-haired Doo-Wop boys, snuff-dippers, Fidel Castro’s entourage, interracial marriages, chitlin’ parties and testy interactions between West Indian immigrants and Southern blacks.

Terry Baker Mulligan holds a B.A. in English from Wagner College and an M.A. in English from CCNY.  She has attended the Washington University Summer Writing Institute and Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and was first runner-up for the Heartland Writers Non-Fiction Award in 1998.

Terry has twenty years of experience teaching English in junior high through junior college in New York City and St. Louis. She is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Secretary of the St. Louis Publishers Association, author of Sugar Hill: The Way it Was (2000), and a writing tutor at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.

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