Walking Harlem: Karen Faye Taborn with Herb Boyd
Where: New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
476 Fifth Ave. (42nd St. Entrance)
212-340-0863 Price: Free
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Sightseeing in the cultural capital of black America.
Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America features five walking tours that allow readers to trace the musical, literary, visual art, dance and socio-political history of Harlem from the early twentieth century to the present. The book draws from hundreds of historical and out of print texts, newspapers, record liner notes, and films to distill the many achievements of African Americans in New York City. As an added bonus, recommended restaurants and eateries are included along the way for walkers to take a break and enjoy.
Karen Faye Taborn has been a Harlem resident for over thirty years; she has taught Harlem history at the New School and served as a historical consultant for the 135th Street Harlem Walk of Fame. She will be joined in conversation by Herb Boyd, Amsterdam News journalist and author of Baldwin’s Harlem.Buy tickets/get more info now