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Mary C. Bounds

Mary C. Bounds, an award-winning journalist, has written for the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, and other publications. She lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker was chief of staff for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Virginia state director of the Congress of Racial Equality, and executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; he helped organize the 1963 March on Washington. For 37 years he served as senior pastor at Harlem’s Canaan Baptist Church of Christ. He lives in Chester, Virginia.

2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Awards

Friday, July 17

The winner will be announced at a gala on the campus of Columbia University.


Tune in at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, when author Mary C. Bounds discusses A Light Shines in Harlem, with Dr. Bob Lee on his program, OPEN, on BronxNet Television. The show airs live on Channel 67 (FiOS 33) in the Bronx and live on from 10-11 a.m.Monday. It will re-air Monday night at 5 and 10 p.m., as well as on Tuesday at 10 a.m , 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m.


Sisulu-Walker Charter School Book Fair and Book Discussion; Wednesday, Dec.10; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, NY, NY.


Tune in to WHCR-90.3 FM, "The Voice of Harlem"  at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, to hear Tony Rogers interview Mary Bounds about A Light Shines in Harlem on his popular " Urbanology"  radio  show.  Listen online at
Author Discussion and Book Signing featuring Mary C. Bounds, author of A Light Shines in Harlem.
      Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
      Barnes & Noble
      86th and Lexington Avenue
      150 E. 86th St.
      NY, NY 10028
Ms. Bounds will be joined by Michelle Haynes, principal of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem, and Sisulu-Walker students in a discussion about Sisulu-Walker's importance as New York's first charter school and its contributions to the Harlem community.


Live on-air program with TheGISTof Freedom

8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.
The program drew more than 60,000 hits. It can now be heard by going to:


Breakfast Forum and Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Manhattan Institute and the Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association. It was held on Tuesday, October 7, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the University Club in New York City, NY


Author's Talk

Chappaqua Public Library

Tuesday, Sept. 30; 7-9 p.m.

Chappaqua, New York

Books will be available for sale and signing

2010 - present

2010 - present

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