StlToday’s From Sugar Hill to STL

LOCAL AUTHOR WHO GREW UP IN HARLEM PUBLISHES MEMOIR

BY DEB PETERSON • dpeterson@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8276 STLtoday.com

FROM SUGAR HILL TO STLTerry Baker Mulligan, a St. Louis community college teacher married to a partner with Lewis Rice, has written a memoir about growing up in the Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem in the 1950s and ’60s.

Her book, “Sugar Hill: Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem,” is described as a “feel-good story” about Harlem when it was the epicenter of African-American culture. Mulligan’s Harlem is full of famous cultural institutions and memorable figures, such as Thurgood Marshall and his wife who live on her street and stroll around pushing a baby carriage; Sugar Ray Robinson, who she spotted stepping out of his pink Cadillac; and Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell, who were frequently politicking on the street corners.

Mulligan’s book, which is published by Impulse Press, is $17.99. Terry and her husband, Mike Mulligan, have lived in St. Louis for 40 years. They have two sons, Brennan and Colin.

A group of friends, including Judy and Larry Deutsch, Murf and Tim Dwyer, Betsy and Paul Liberatoreand Liz and Paul St. Cin, are hosting a private book launch party later this month for Terry at Cabanne House in Forest Park.

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