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From Harlem with love : an Ivy Leaguer's inner city odyssey : a memoir

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  • 921 H735 (CEN)

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Publication Information

New York : Lantern Books, c2012.

Physical Description

xxiv, 258 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


  • Introduction : Have faith, Mrs. Stokes. Harlem will rise again!
  • pt. 1. Purgatory : 1980s. The battle for Harlem's soul
  • Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
  • The old repair man
  • The Gang of Four
  • "Gone by forty"
  • "Let's go! Five-O!"
  • pt. 2. Plodding : 1990s. Find the mentor!
  • A little of her sunshine
  • From Harlem with love
  • No justice, no peace!
  • What's this guy doing on 129th Street?
  • Look out!
  • pt. 3. Providence : 2000s. We love Bill!
  • Into the marvelous light
  • Harlem's not for sale
  • Harlem rocks!
  • In unison to walk
  • I, too, sing America
  • Climbing toward the higher ground.

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