• Day 24 – Phillip A. Payton: The Father of Harlem

    The day really got away from me and I was heckled for trying to research and draft my post while at a gathering. Thanks Shavell! 😁 But I will not let you or myself down because I said I would bring it for the entire month. Welcome to Day 24 and the story of a black real estate pioneer named Phillip A. Payton Jr., who made his dream come true of placing black families in apartments in Harlem, New York. Phillip was born in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1876 and worked in the family business (hair) until moving to New York in 1889.  Do you remember my post a few weeks back…